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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is Skelaxin (metaxalone) well tolerated? How does it compare to other muscle relaxers in terms of side effects, effectiveness and cost?

Is Skelaxin (metaxalone) well tolerated? How does it compare to other muscle relaxers in terms of side effects, effectiveness and cost?

Ans: Skelexen is a good muscle relaxer. Now it all depends on how wit works for you it can be costly depending on insurance. But the point is. None of the muscle relaxers are meant to be used long term. If you have a spasm. A few days of medication do your heat and stretching

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Would Flexeril or Skelaxin (metaxalone) be more effective for upper trap & neck spasms/tension? Which one is less likely to cause unpleasant side effects?

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.

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Can you tell me how skelaxin (metaxalone) make you feel?

Skelaxin (metaxalone): Is usually well tolerated but can cause side effects including drowsiness, nausea, headache and irritability. It is contraindicated in patients with liver damage. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation.

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Help plz! Can skelaxin (metaxalone) be taken with hydracodone?

Yes: Yes, Skelaxin (metaxalone) can be taken with hydrocodone, but they both have a side effect of sedation. If taken together, you may feel more sluggish and sleepy than normal. I would recommend taking them at different times.

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on two metaxalone 800mg?

Not likely: 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. However, It's always best to take any medication under a doctors instructions.

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What is the definition or description of: Skelaxin (metaxalone) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Skelaxin (metaxalone) overdose?

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.

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Metaxalone 800 mg and adivan together?

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

Skelaxin (Definition)

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