Metanx L-Methylfolate/Pyridoxal/Methylcobalamin and/or alternatives
Metanx 3/35/2mgManufacturer: PAMLAB, LLC. Source Country : United States
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Description of Metanx
Metanx is a prescription drug that contains three active ingredients: L-methylfolate or Metafolin (vitamin B9), Methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) and Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (vitamin B6). The medicine is a vitamin B supplement and it is available in the form of oral tablets. Each tablet contains 2.8mg L-methylfolate, 25mg Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate and 2mg Methylcobalamin.
Indications & Dosage of Metanx
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Metanx in order to treat hyperhomocysteinemia and endothelial dysfunction. It is effective in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy and lower extremity ulcerations including diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetic patients have disruptions in their metabolic processes, resulting in progressive neuropathy. Metanx meets the nutritional requirements of diabetic patients so that metabolic processes can be restored. As a result of this, the body starts producing nitric oxide, a natural vasodilator, so that flow of blood increases in the vessels, carrying oxygen and important nutrients to the nerves.
Your doctor may advise you to take one Metanx tablet two times a day, or two Metanx tablets once a day. Once the desired effects are achieved, your doctor may decrease your dosage to one Metanx tablet a day. You can take the tablets with or without food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Metanx
Patients using Metanx can commonly encounter mild diarrhea, tingling, numbness, drowsiness or swelling of the entire body. These are mild side effects of the drug and can be easily managed with or without medical help. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these become too bothersome.
Metanx patients may develop mild diarrhea, identified by loose or watery stools with increased frequency. Some patients may also develop pain, bloating or cramping. For this, your doctor will advise you not to take the tablets on an empty stomach. A patient can feel numbness or tingling in any part of the body, accompanied by itching sensation in the affected area. Inform the doctor at once if any of these symptoms become intolerable.
Some patients may develop an allergic reaction to the drug. Symptoms of an allergy include hives, facial swelling, severe dizziness or difficulty breathing. Stop using the medicine at once and inform your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms. Seek medical attention immediately if any of these symptoms persist even after discontinuing the medicine.
Do not take Metanx if you are already using Fluorouracil, as it Metanx may increase its side effects and actions. Also do not take the medicine with hydantoins such as phenytoin, as Metanx may decrease their effectiveness.
Warnings & Precautions of Metanx
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Metanx if you have allergy to any of its ingredients. Also inform your doctor beforehand if you have anemia.
Pregnant women should not use Metanx, as it may harm the unborn child. Also inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant. This drug is also not meant to be used by breastfeeding mothers, as it may pass into their breast milk and cause harm to the nursing infant.