My pharmacist says it's NOT a generic, but a proper replacement... this at my demand that MetanX generics are NOT even close (there are even class action suits).
I know MetanX is used to treat pain from Diabetic Neuropathy, and I believe it worked well before. I'm afraid this "non-generic replacement" may not really be so.
It concerns me that the instructions that came with FoltanX state right off that FoltanX is used as a treatment for patients with high homocysteine levels. I don't have that. It says nothing about diabetic neuropathy, but it could easily have side uses.
Foltanx is a generic version of Metanx. It is manufactured in the same lab with the same ingredients and quantities as Metanx. In 2012 the manufacturer of Metanx, Pamlab, entered into a joint venture with Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals to supply generic versions of their medical foods including Metanx, Deplin and CerefolinNAC. This venture enables patients access to a cheaper reliable version of Metanx in the form of Foltanx.
13 July 2015
It is ABSOLUTELY NOT the same. Foltanx is just a multivitamin... same exact thing as Rite Aid or any store boughten vitamin. Metanx is the Activated form of those vitamins - a completely different compound. For example, 1. Folic Acid (in Foltanx), is converted to "L-Methyl Folate" in Metanx *The converted form (L-Methyl Folate) is absorbed and therefore 7X more Bio-available. Additionally, the "L-Methyl Folate" (in 2.8 mg Metanx) will reduce "Homocysteine" (does damage to the small vessels to the nerves) by 21/3% while the Folacin (in 19.6 mg Foltanx) will reduce "Homocystine"by 7.7%.
You decide, but the data is clear that the activated form in the only part of "Metanx" that makes it worth it's salt. Otherwise, buy your vitamins from your local pharmacy and will continue to fail in helping reduce or prevent nerve damage.