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What Is Metanx Used For?

If you have certain problems associated with diabetes, your healthcare provider may prescribe Metanx®. But what is Metanx and what is it used for, specifically?
Metanx is a combination vitamin, which contains the active forms of folic acid, vitamin B 6, and vitamin B12. It is used for managing endothelial dysfunction in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Endothelial dysfunction means that the inner lining of the blood vessels are not functioning properly. This nutritional supplement may also be used in people who have hyperhomocysteinemia (high blood levels of homocysteine). It is most useful for people with:
  • A loss of sensation or feeling in the feet
  • Neuropathic pain (nerve pain)
  • Leg or foot ulcers (open sores or wounds).
Metanx is available only with a prescription and should be used with medical supervision.
(Click Metanx Uses for a more in-depth look at what Metanx is used for, how it works, and whether it is safe for use in children. This article also discusses possible off-label, or unapproved, uses for Metanx.)
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