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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take skelaxin (metaxalone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
No: There are no fda ratings on this drug so i cannot say if it is safe or not.
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Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 22 years experience
Lack of data: There is no data to confirm the safety of skelaxin (metaxalone) in pregnant or nursing mothers. It is unknown if it is excreted in breast milk or crosses the placenta. Pfizer the manufacturer recommends against both. http://labeling.pfizer.com/showlabeling.aspx?id=689.
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