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Long Term Effects Of Skelaxin
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 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
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
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
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?
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
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
Is Skelaxin (metaxalone) well tolerated? How does it compare to other muscle relaxers in terms of side effects, effectiveness and cost?
Would Flexeril or Skelaxin (metaxalone) be more effective for upper trap & neck spasms/tension? Which one is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects?
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): This medication can be used on a longer-term basis and actually has a chemical structure related to some of TCA. It will also improve your sleep. The main concern is urinary retention in males with large prostates. Check with your doctor what is best medication for your individual situation. ...Read more
I have severe muscle knots in my shoulder region- I have been taken Metaxalone with no relief. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) causes too many side effects. What medication?
See below: Metaxalone is the generic name for skelaxin, which is a muscle relaxant. An overdose implies that a person has taken more than the recommended dose of skelaxin and is suffering from complications from that which can include over sedation, respiratory depression, and even respiratory arrest. ...Read more
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
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
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
I've been taking Metaxalone 800mg tablets for my back since last Tuesday, and my back in still in the same pain. Should I go back to my doctors?
Yes: I would have no problem with my patients taking these drugs together. ...Read more
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
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
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