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Metanx is a....:
... Medical Food. Which means it is a NATURAL therapeutic FDA approved and prescriptive. This means the FDA oversees manufacturing and testing and requires it to be of pharmaceutical grade. Also it has been approved for the treatment of certain disorders such as PN.
Each Metanx® capsule contains:
L-methylfolate Calcium (as Metafolin®) 3mg
Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate 35mg
Methylcobalamin 2mg ...Read more
Package insert: Allergic reaction possible; paresthesia, somnolence, nausea and headaches have been reported with pyridoxal 5′-phosphate. Mild transient diarrhea, polycythemia vera, itching, transitory exanthema and the feeling of swelling of the entire body has been associated with methylcobalamin. Read the package insert here: http://j.Mp/ucsb5h. ...Read more
Marker for inflammat: Elevate homocysteine level has been associated with increased risk for premature heart disease and othe blood vessel aging problems. Your supplemment should help bring the levels down. In 23 years in practice, nothing seems to be better for decreasing heart trouble than exercise, well balanced diet and clean from ba habits. It also helps to get your regular check ups. ...Read more
Homocysteine supreme: Metanx has a special type of folate (folic acid) that more readily enters the central nervous system at least according to the manufacturer. Homocysteine supreme does not have this type of folate (folic acid) but you could try it if your only goal is to lower homocysteine levels. If you have any neurological symptoms of folate (folic acid) deficiency (numbness, dizziness, fatigue, etc) the metanx might be a better choice ...Read more
Vitamin combination: This is a combination of three types of b vitamins and can be taken with or without food. ...Read more
BE VERY PATIENT: MetanX does work, but takes many months. Biopsy proven improvement in diabetic small fibre neuropathy can be seen as early as 8-9 months, but may take up to 10-12 months for full effect. It is not a pain medication, and if pain is issue, suggest trying additional med. But this is a medical food for specific nerve issues. Do you possess a proven peripheral neuropathy?? ...Read more
Nothing: The two do not interact, safe to take both at the same time ...Read more
Medical food: Metanx is designed to be taken twice daily, and many pts take with breakfast and dinner for convenience. Since a few pts may experience stomach upset, ingestion with a meal stops that complication. But most pts can tolerate on an empty stomach. Re other supplements, might have vitamin d checked as 60% of americans have low levels. ...Read more
The chief reason is that most OTC B-complex vitamins lack the more expensive but necessary L-Methyl-Folate... LMFolate is necessary for the Methylation Pathway as is M-B12 also. So you short change yourself taking just a B-Complex. Read my methylation pathway article for more information. Docsaleeby. Blogspot. Com for that article.
Methylation Pathway image attached. ...Read more
Can you tell me more about metanx for sfn in my feet? Is this a vitamin? How much should be taken daily? What does it do?
I read an article about"Medical Food" being used to treat diabetic neuropathy. It was called Metanx (R). can someone please explain this to me?
"Medical food": Hi. Metanx contains the ACTIVATED forms of several B vitamins (folate, B6, B12). Data show that these "nutrients" augment healing & repair of nerves damaged by diabetic peripheral neuropathy, unlike the other drugs (like gabapentin, pregabalin, etc) that just attenuate the symptoms of painful neuropathy. I think Metanx is worth a try if you have painful neuropathy. Insurance doesn't cover it. ...Read more
Does gabapantin use have a goal? Is there a point where I'm cured of post chemo neuropathy? Can I take metanx with I t? Chemo 1999.Numb feet 3 years.
Neuritic pain: Chemo damages nerves. They can die, recover fully, or partial recovery with dysesthesia. Gabapentin (neurontin) helps during recovery to reduce pain. Once recovery period is over medication rarely helps. You are well past recovery period. Gabapentin should not affect other meds. ...Read more
I have a high level of Vitamin B12 (2000). I wonder if taking METANX CAPSULE PANAM could be causing my problem? Also I did have a gastric bypass in
Probably: Metanx does, in fact, contain B12 vitamin supplement. It also contains the active form of folic acid, known as methyl folate. Gastric bypass patients usually do not absorb vitamins from their food as well and many physicians will use supplements to make sure patients get the nutrients they need to promote health and well being. ...Read more
What is the best thing to do for numbness in my feet due to neuropathy? Take lipoic acid, ALC, metanx, Gabapentin and CoQ10. Exercise vigorously.
Neuropathy: The treatment of sensory neuropathy will depend on the cause of the neuropathy. In case of diabetes the best treatment is weight loss plus adequate blood sugar control. Avoid medications or substances that can worsen the neuropathy (ie. Alcohol). Medications like gabapentin, Pregabalin or duloxetine help to reduce pain but do not improve sensation. Continue with exercise. Have a prompt recovery. ...Read more
Does metanx give u joint pain cuz both my arms hurt. It's not my heart I've had tests for that and they are all normal. And my BP is 127/81.?
I have read: B vitamins causing "muscle tension" and as a result "joint pain". Anything one puts into their body can possibly cause a reaction of some sort. If you feel it is the metanx, simply stop taking it and see after couple of weeks if the symptoms go away. If they do, you can try it again and if it returns I think you solved your mystery. ...Read more
No chest pain I have neuropathy and both arms feel sore and numb sometimes I just started on metanx help?
I have gastritis and I'm on azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) metformin, metanx, and amox clav I feel naseous after eating could this pills be making it worse?
Does metanx cause joint pain cuz my arms feel weak and are hurting? Or could it be from the sinus infection I am battling?
Not beneficial: Metanx is a medical food approved for diabetic neuropathy, especially small fibre variant. Beneficial outcomes may take well over 6-9 months. Bell's is an acute event and in most cases, >90%, will recover in a few weeks. It is unknown if those who fail to recover rapidly would benefit. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more