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I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

I have been on motrin 800 and metaxalone 800 3x a day since feb. Also on Zantac (ranitidine) for stomach upset from m. Are there any long term effects? Ie: kidneys

Kidfney failure: Long term excessive use of motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve , Ibuprofen etc is associated with severe kidney damage. Do no take more than 200 mg of Ibuprofen and try to minimize intake. ...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


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I am on Valium, Neurontin, Motrin, Zantac, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Tramadol. What kinds of long-term affects should I be aware of with that combination?

I am on Valium, Neurontin, Motrin, Zantac, Skelaxin, (metaxalone) and Tramadol. What kinds of long-term affects should I be aware of with that combination?

Too many meds for: my liking. and more chance of side effects or other complications. The long term problems I would be concerned would be becoming addicted to one or more of these meds.. AT least 3 of them are known to be addictive. Discuss it with your Doc and share your concerns with her/him. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take Metaxalone?

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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How long is it to take metaxalone? Would it be okay to take daily for a few months?

Discuss w/ Dr: The only safe way to take this is exactly according to the directions. Definitely talk about it and note clearly your concerns for avoiding long term problems. Hope this helps! ...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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How long does skelaxin (metaxalone) 800mg stay in your system for? I've stopped taking after the allotted time and i feel exhausted all the time.

5-6 half lives: This should be about 54 hours after you stop taking the medication. If you still feel exhausted, then something else must be going on. See your physician. ...Read more

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Could prolonged use of vikodin Ultram skelaxin and aleeve cause profuse sweating my husband has chronic pain and arthritis and has been taking these meds for 3-5 years. He is having episodes of sweating even at rest- could this be a sign of other symptom

Could prolonged use of vikodin Ultram skelaxin and aleeve cause profuse sweating my husband has chronic pain and arthritis and has been taking these meds for 3-5 years.  He is having episodes of sweating even at rest- could this be a sign of other symptom

Yes: Opioids in particular (but not Naproxen or skelaxin) can cause increased sweating as a side effect. In addition, if a person is taking a significant enough dose for long enough, and then reduces or stops the opiate, sweating becomes even more intense as a sign of withdrawal. If the sweating is mostly at night, there is concern forunderlying infection. He needs to discuss with his doctor. ...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

Skelaxin (Definition)

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