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What are side effects of Metanx?

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Posted on Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Question: my doctor has ordered medicine metanx I can not get any info about the pill.is ther a problem about this pill. looking for medical reactions to this pill.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Metanx a prescribed Medical Food

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From your question your doctor has recently prescribed for you a medication called Metanx. This is a medical food supplement that is prescribed by a doctor for circulation problems and neuropathy from diabetes. The generic name for this supplement is L-Methylfolate.

You should be taking this once daily and usually 2 pills at the same time.

Your doctor should be aware if you are taking medication for diabetes like metformin, anticonvulsants, antibiotics, colchicine, methotrexate, NSAIDs, warfarin or alcohol.

The side effects from this medication is usually mild and can cause tingling or numbness of the skin, headache, diarrhea drowsiness and itching. If these do occur I recommend you contact your doctor for the possibility of trying a different medication. This side effects are minor and do not cause any lingering or prolonged problems.

Hope this answers your question. If you have any further issues please feel free to contact us
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What are side effects of Metanx?

Brief Answer: Metanx a prescribed Medical Food Detailed Answer: Thanks for contacting HCM From your question your doctor has recently prescribed for you a medication called Metanx. This is a medical food supplement that is prescribed by a doctor for circulation problems and neuropathy from diabetes. The generic name for this supplement is L-Methylfolate. You should be taking this once daily and usually 2 pills at the same time. Your doctor should be aware if you are taking medication for diabetes like metformin, anticonvulsants, antibiotics, colchicine, methotrexate, NSAIDs, warfarin or alcohol. The side effects from this medication is usually mild and can cause tingling or numbness of the skin, headache, diarrhea drowsiness and itching. If these do occur I recommend you contact your doctor for the possibility of trying a different medication. This side effects are minor and do not cause any lingering or prolonged problems. Hope this answers your question. If you have any further issues please feel free to contact us