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Is Skelaxin A Narcotic
Unknown: When I referenced this drug, it appears that in clinical mouse trials the lethal dosage could not be measured because they vomitted up stomach contents before the lethal dosage could be determined.See 2 more doctor answers
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Skelaxin (metaxalone): Is the centrally acting muscle relaxant, relieve acute musculoskeletal pain by reducing muscle contraction and are most effective when used adjunctively to rest and physical medicine. They are often prescribed in combination with other drugs such as NSAIDs, acetaminophen or caffeine.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes you could. ..: But only in limited amounts, only when absolutely necessary, and only when you are not going to need to drive, operated machinery, or engage in any strenuous or dangerous activities.
Yes: I would have no problem with my patients taking these drugs together.See 1 more doctor answer
If I haven't had skelaxin (metaxalone) 800mg for 36 hours, is it ok to consume alcohol? How long after alchohol should I wait to take it?
Muscle relaxer: Metaxalone is a commonly used muscle relaxer with little side effects... Often, muscle relaxer have some habit formation and make you maybe sleepy... not metaxalone typically. It is also called Skelaxin. Can be for pain, spasms, muscle cramps and restless leg problems. Pretty benign medication if taken according to the prescription.See 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Metaxaolne is a pretty strong muscle relaxant that can cause sedation. Ativan, (lorazepam) as a benzodiazepine, is also a strong muscle relaxant and sedating medication. Using the two together can cause severe sedation and their side effects can compound. If you have been prescribed both, stagger the dosing to avoid these compounding side effects. Hope this helps!
Occasionally: Metaxalone is not a drug of abuse, so most labs won't te st for it. Unless someone asks. Most urine tox screens are 2-part: a dipstick immediately to get a rough idea of what you've been taking, and a lab confirmation run on sensitive instruments to break down what the exact meds are in you, and in what concentration
Metaxalone: There is no limit in the literature as to how long one can take this medicine. There are side effects of course, some minor, some more serious including liver issues. It states you have chronic pain - do you have a pain doctor who can follow your symptoms and help you decrease the use of it?