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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is considered a lethal dosage of metaxalone?

Metaxalone: This is usually 6gm. It will cause liver issues.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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!

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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

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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?

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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.

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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