Metanx vs. Deplin

Are Metanx and Deplin the Same Thing?

Metanx (L-methylfolate calcium [as Metafolin], algae-S powder [Schizochytrium], pyridoxal-5'-phosphate, and methylcobalamin) and Deplin (L-methylfolate [from Metafolin] and Algae-S powder [Schizochytrium]) are prescription medical foods for use only under the supervision of a physician to manage different conditions.

Metanx is used for clinical dietary management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and is specially formulated to meet the distinctive nutritional requirements for this condition.

Deplin is used for the clinical dietary management of depression and schizophrenia and is specially formulated to meet the distinctive nutritional requirement for these conditions.

Side effects of Metanx and Deplin that are similar include allergic reactions.

Side effects of Metanx that are different from Deplin include acne, skin reactions, sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, increased liver function test results, numbness and tingling, drowsiness, headaches, diarrhea, itching, temporary skin rash, and the feeling of swelling of the entire body.

Both Metanx and Deplin may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Metanx?

Common side effects of Metanx include:

  • acne,
  • skin reactions,
  • allergic reactions,
  • sensitivity to sunlight,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • abdominal pain,
  • loss of appetite,
  • increased liver function test results,
  • numbness and tingling,
  • drowsiness,
  • nausea,
  • headaches,
  • diarrhea,
  • itching,
  • temporary skin rash, and
  • the feeling of swelling of the entire body.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Deplin?

Common side effects of Deplin include:

  • allergic reactions

What Is Metanx?

Metanx (L-methylfolate calcium [as Metafolin], algae-S powder [Schizochytrium], pyridoxal-5 '-phosphate, and methylcobalamin) is a prescription medical food for use only under the supervision of a physician for the clinical dietary management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and is specially formulated to meet the distinctive nutritional requirements for this condition.

What Is Deplin?

Deplin (L-methylfolate [from Metafolin] and Algae-S powder [Schizochytrium]) is a prescription medical food for use only under the supervision of a physician for the clinical dietary management of depression and schizophrenia and is specially formulated to meet the distinctive nutritional requirement for these conditions.

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What Drugs Interact With Metanx?

Metanx may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Metanx. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Deplin?

Deplin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Deplin. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Metanx Be Taken?

The usual adult dose of Metanx may be taken as one capsule twice daily or two capsules once daily, or as directed under medical supervision.

How Should Deplin Be Taken?

The usual adult dose is one Deplin 15 capsule or one or two Deplin 7.5 capsule(s), given daily with or without food or as directed under medical supervision.

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References


Aplhasigma, USA. Metanx Product Information.

https://www.metanx.com

Aplhasigma, USA. Neurontin Product Monograph.

https://www.deplin.com/

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