Metanx® is a prescription vitamin used to help manage symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in people with diabetes. It may also be used in people who have high blood levels of homocysteine (hyperhomocysteinemia). Metanx contains active forms of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. Although many people may tolerate this supplement well, it may not be suitable for some people. Are there substitutes for Metanx?
At this time, there are no products available that contain the exact same ingredients as Metanx. However, there are a few products that have similar active vitamins, such as Folast™, Foltx®, and Folbic™ tablets.
However, some people may choose to take the individual vitamins found in Metanx separately. This would require taking multiple pills a day, instead of just one or two Metanx tablets, but could be less expensive, especially if Metanx is not covered by your insurance.
(Click Generic Metanx for more information on possible substitutes for this product. This article also explains why no generic versions of Metanx are available and why this vitamin does not require FDA approval, even though it is a prescription medicine.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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