Generic Name: L-methylfolate

  • What is Metanx?

    Metanx is a prescription medical food used for the dietary management of blood flow in the vessels that carry important nutrients and oxygen to the nerves in patients with diabetes-related nerve complications.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Metanx?

    Metanx is a medical food to be used only under medical supervision.

    Do not stop taking Metanx without first talking to your doctor.

  • Who should not take Metanx?

    Do not take Metanx if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Metanx?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Metanx. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is one tablet twice daily or as directed.

  • How should I take Metanx?

    You may take both tablets of Metanx at the same time. For best results, use Metanx exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Metanx?

    Do not stop taking Metanx without first talking to your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Metanx?

    If Metanx is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Metanx with the following: alcohol, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, cholestyramine, colchicine, L-dopa, metformin, methotrexate, methylprednisolone, nitrous oxide, NSAIDs, pancreatic enzymes, pentamidine, pyrimethamine, sulfasalazine, triamterene, trimethoprim, warfarin

  • What are the possible side effects of Metanx?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: tingling or numbness of the skin, drowsiness, nausea, headache, mild transient diarrhea, itching

  • Can I receive Metanx if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Metanx during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Metanx?

    If you miss a dose of Metanx, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Metanx?

    Store in a cool, dry place.

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