Metanx is used for managing hyperhomocysteinemia and supplementing your diet.
Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know
Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Metanx:
An unusual or abnormal reaction to Metanx, any prescription medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
Taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal products or dietary supplements
Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Metanx may not be recommended for certain situations.
It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.
Metanx should be taken orally with a glass of water. To prevent an upset stomach you may take with food. Remember, when taking Metanx or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Do not take more than directed.
Metanx should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.
What if I Miss a Dose of Metanx
In the event that a dose of Metanx was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.
Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Metanx. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.
Always consult the doctor who prescribed Metanx to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
Hydantoins such as phenytoin
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Metanx; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
Are a smoker
Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis
All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Metanx.
Metanx Common side effects
The following are side effects known to be common of Metanx and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.
Feeling of sweeling of the entire body
Numbness or tingling
None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.
Metanx Least Common side effects
The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Metanx consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Metanx:
Severe allergic reactions such as hives, rash, tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips or face
It is important that you contact your physician right away if you’ve experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.
You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Metanx and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.
Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Metanx is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Metanx. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.
Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Metanx and may affect desired results. Metanx cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Metanx is against the law.
How To Store Metanx
The following is general storage information for Metanx:
It is important that you store Metanx at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure Metanx is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Be sure to store Metanx out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
Dispose of any expired or unused Metanx properly.