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Classification: Muscle Relaxant
Generic Name: Metaxalone
Typical Brand Names: Skelaxin

Skeletal muscle relaxants are used to relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles. However, these medicines do not take the place of rest, exercise or physical therapy, or other treatment that your doctor may recommend for your medical problem. Methocarbamol also has been used to relieve some of the muscle problems caused by tetanus.

Skeletal muscle relaxants act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their muscle relaxant effects. Their actions in the CNS may also produce some of their side effects.

Product Name Price
Skelaxin 800 mg - 30 Tabs $141.63
Skelaxin 800 mg - 60 Tabs $229.78
Skelaxin 800 mg - 90 Tabs $317.53
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Skelaxin Directions To Use

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Carefully read the information provided with Skelaxin and reread it each time you get this prescription refilled. Take Skelaxin exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Contact your doctor if skin rash or yellowing of skin or eyes occurs. Skelaxin may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Avoid drinking alcohol and taking other medicines that cause drowsiness(eg, sleeping pills, antihistamines) while taking Skelaxin. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking Skelaxin. Do not stop taking Skelaxin without checking with your health care provider. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider.

Skelaxin Warnings and Side Effects

Do not take Skelaxin if you have acute intermittent porphyria. Before taking Skelaxin, tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during your therapy. It is not known whether Skelaxin will harm an unborn baby. Do not take Skelaxin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether Skelaxin passes into breast milk. Do not take Skelaxin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Skelaxin is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years of age.

Every medicine can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Tell your health care provider or pharmacist if any of the following occurs: Severe- Allergic reaction (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chills; yellowing of the skin or eyes. Common- Nausea; vomiting; rash with or without itching; upset stomach; drowsiness;dizziness; headache; nervousness; irritability; tiredness.

Skelaxin Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Skelaxin, take as soon as remembered within 1 hour. Otherwise skip that dose and resume usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Skelaxin Storage

Store Skelaxin at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.

Skelaxin Overdose

Deaths by deliberate or accidental overdose have occurred with this class of drugs, particularly incombination with antidepressants and/or alcohol.

When determining the LD50 in rats and mice, progressive sedation, hypnosis and finally respiratoryfailure were noted as the dosage increased. In dogs, no LD50 could be determined as the higher doses produced an emetic action in 15 to 30 minutes.

Overdose Treatment: Gastric lavage and supportive therapy. Consultation with a regional poison control center is recommended.

Skelaxin More Information

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Skelaxin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Skelaxin.

Skelaxin Disclaimer

This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.

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