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is skelaxin a narcotic

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Unknown: I am not aware of any case reports of deaths from only metaxalone. In general, muscle relaxants like Metaxalone can cause sedation which can, when com ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Cohen
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Relaxing muscles: Read the drug information label on all medications before considering using them. The list for adverse reactions of every medication should be careful ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sabia
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Muscle Relaxer: Metaxalone is a muscle relaxer that can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Metaxalone: This is usually 6gm . It will cause liver issues.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
No: Centrally acting muscle relaxant that works for about 6 hours.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Carisoprodol is not a opiate narcotic. It is used to treat certain types of muscle spasm and pain but does not work the same way as an opiate.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not classified as narcotic, but it does have some narcotic-like properties.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suma Kaki
Dr. Suma Kaki answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is an anti inflammatory medication, not a narcotic.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
No: It's not a narcotic although the mechanism of action for analgesia is not known.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No it's mot: Muscle relaxer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Ketorolac: No it is a NSAID in the same family as motrin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: It is an anticholenergic medication used in the treatment of irriatablle bowel syndrome (ibs-d).
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hydramine: Hydramine is not a narcotic. It is used primarily as an antihistamine for running noses and coughs.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: It is a ester type local anesthetic which anesthetizes respiratory passages decreasing the cough reflex.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Ketoprofen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Other common nsaids are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. None of the drugs in this f ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tramadol: Tramadol is weaker. It is not a narcotic -the implication of this word is illegality. It does have an opioid effect like morphine but its a small effe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
No, not even close.: Narcotics are medicatoins that affect pain systems in the body. Amphetamine is a stimulant that is used mostly in treating adhd but also can be used ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which can be taken orally. A topical cream is available. It is not a narcotic, but m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No: it is not
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Hydrocodone: Is a narcotic. It is a synthetic derived from codeine.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
No: It is a muscle relaxant
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. With caveats.: Tramadol acts on a specific type of opioid receptor. While it has less risk for dependency and addiction, there is still risk. It also has anti-depres ... Read More

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