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What's the lethal dosage for metaxalone?

What's the lethal dosage for metaxalone?

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. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

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


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What is skelaxin (metaxalone) used for?

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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metaxalone?

Please describe the medication: metaxalone?

Muscle relaxant: It is a muscle relaxant, commonly prescribed in the us as skelaxin (metaxalone). It's used to treat muscle spasms, such as those associated with back pain. It is metabolized by the liver. ...Read more

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What is flexeril versus skelaxin (metaxalone)?

What is flexeril versus skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Flexeril & skelaxin (metaxalone): Skelaxin) is thought to act by suppressing postsynaptic spinal cord and trigeminal reflexes. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is TCA with centrally acting muscle relaxants properties. ...Read more

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Could I take skelaxin (metaxalone) and hydrocodone?

Could I take skelaxin (metaxalone) and hydrocodone?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skelaxin (metaxalone) overdose?

See doctor: Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of Metaxalone can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, slow or shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take requip and skelaxin (metaxalone) together?

Is it okay to take requip and skelaxin (metaxalone) together?

Yes: I would have no problem with my patients taking these drugs together. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You should really: Wait 48 hours before resuming alcohol intake. Skelaxin (metaxalone) has a long half life and I would be careful with its sedative effects adding on to alcohol usage. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is 10 800mg skelaxin (metaxalone) an overdose?

Definitely, yes: The recommended metaxalone dose for adults is one tablet (800 mg) 3-4 X/day. Maximum daily dose is 3200 mg. Many doctors prescribe 2 tab. (1600 mg) BID. ...Read more

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What is metaxalone used for my wife is on it and I don't know what it is for

What is metaxalone used for my wife is on it and I don't know what it is for

Metaxalone: Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant and can be helpful in alleviating the pain associated with sprains, strains and other muscle injuries. If this does not sound right to you, you should have your wife call her doctor and ask why this medication was prescribed.

Also, make sure this isn't being confused with Metolazone which is a diuretic (water pill). ...Read more

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Metaxalone 800 mg and adivan together?

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! ...Read more

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Will metaxalone show up on a drug test?

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 ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metaxalone?

Drowsiness, ....: Dizziness, irritability, nervousness, headache, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice and, if you are allergic, a rash. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take Metaxalone?

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? ...Read more

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Will skelaxin (metaxalone) show up on a drug test?

Depends: Even if it shows, you need not worry about it. Skelaxin (metaxalone) is not a narcotic medication. There are some labs which are very sophisticated and will determine almost anything that you take. Most other labs look for narcotics and sedatives. ...Read more

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Skelaxin (metaxalone) 800 mgtab monarch ph. Its side effects.?

Skelaxin (metaxalone) 800 mgtab monarch ph. Its side effects.?

Same as others: Like muscle relaxers in general the side effects of skelaxin (metaxalone) include sedation, fatigue, nausea/vomiting & allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can you take ativan. 5 and 800mg of skelaxin (metaxalone) together?

Can you take ativan. 5 and 800mg of skelaxin (metaxalone) together?

Fine: Taking those two together should be fine. I would ask your primary doctor though to be sure he/she is aware of the medications you are taking and for what is called "continuity of care." making sure your medical record is up to date is important and most emr's can check for any drug to drug interactions if future medications are prescribed as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a school bus driver and want to know if is safe for me to take metaxalone and drive my bus?

Drowsy Drivers: Metaxalone common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness and headache and can impair driving. Muscle relaxants in general impair reaction time and driving while taking is unsafe. ...Read more

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Safe to take Zoloft with Skelaxin?

Since they: Both have widely different mechanisms of action it is probably OK but I would ALWAYS (Dr Z's Rule") check with the Prescribing Health Professional!!!!!

Hope this helps

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What's skelaxin (metaxalone) allergy?

Allergy: The initial answer has nothing to do with an allergy. An allergy presents as itching, rash. It can progress to shortness of breath and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Similar: Both medications are considered muscle relaxants. Skelaxin (metaxalone) and soma (carisprodol) are used for acute pain and muscle spasm. Sometimes people will use the medication more chronically. However, Soma (carisoprodol) does have the potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Can I take Metaxalone with Nucynta (tapentadol) Er?

Drowsiness: If taken together may have additive effect and can make you dizzy and drowsy and there is a risk of depressing your breathing which is a big risk for death ...Read more

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Can you take Skelaxin (metaxalone) and Coumadin together?

Can you take Skelaxin (metaxalone) and Coumadin together?

D/W your dr.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs. Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2311-1529, 1572-951 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metaxalone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Metaxalone allergy?

See below: An allergy describes a systemic response of the body's immune system to an antigen. The response can cause hives, itching, swelling, elevation of blood pressure and bronchoconstriction. An allergy to metaxalone would basically be any combination of the above reactions in response to the intake of metaxalone into the body. ...Read more

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Metaxalone (Definition)

It is a muscle relaxant, commonly prescribed in the us as skelaxin (metaxalone). It's used to treat muscle spasms, such as those associated with back pain. It is ...Read more


Skelaxin (Definition)

Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more