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Can Foltanx be the same as using Metanx?

My Dr. gave me prescription for Metanx , which he said helped his siatic nerve pain and doesn t have anymore since taking. I took presc. to get it filled cost was $135. I cannot afford that and they researched for a geneic of Metanx. I have been trying to find out what the vitamin ingredient is in Foltanx and if it is similar to Metanx. Would Foltanx be the same as using Metanx?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Hi,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,
The drug in question contains L-methylfolate: 3 mg,Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate: 35 mg,Methylcobalamin: 2 mg.

These are neurotropic vitamins and used in neuropathy or their deficiency. Diabetic neuropathy, Hyperhomocysteinemia.

Branded drugs are costly and generic drugs are available at low cost there is some difference of quality and purity.

As they are vitamin supplements you can take generic drug but still it is better to discuss with your treating doctor.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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