April 2013

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   Dr. Walker prescribes Metanx for every patient with diabetes, cautioning that those with loss of protective sensation most often begin to experience pain after three months of treatment, which is a positive response to treatment. After three months of Metanx use, he will prescribe approved medications such as pregabalin (Lyrica, Pfizer), duloxetine (Cymbalta, Eli Lilly) or gabapentin (Neurontin, Pfizer) to alleviate patients’ symptoms.

   “I remind them that Metanx is the only prescription that is addressing the pathophysiology of their disease state. The other medications are only for symptoms,” says Dr. Walker, who practices in the Podiatry Division at Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute in Aiken, S.C.

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