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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Metaxalone (Overview)

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 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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
66 Doctors shared insights

Metaxalone (Overview)

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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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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A immediate care doctor prescribed me “Metaxalone 8000MG tablets” for my back pain on Tuesday and my back pain hasn't changed, what should I do?

A immediate care doctor prescribed me “Metaxalone 8000MG tablets” for my back pain on Tuesday and my back pain hasn't changed, what should I do?

Back pain: Metaxalone, a good muscle relaxer - you have only taken if for less than 2 days, so I would give it a few more days. You should also take an anti-inflammatory like over the counter ibuprofen or naproxen. Always take with food. Avoid heavy lifting and prolonged sitting. Stretch gently daily, bringing your knees to your chest, then from one side to the other. Try a heating pad or warm wet towel. ...Read more

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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

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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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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. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 2-3 metaxalones?

Skelaxin (metaxalone): Recommended dose for adults is 800 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day. If you exceeded recommended dose would contact poison control. Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Skelaxin (metaxalone): Is a muscle relaxant and a very good medication. You will feel less muscle spasm and less pain. Just follow your doctor instruction and do not self medicate.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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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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What do I need to do if I have taken 6 skelaxin (metaxalone) within 3 hours? They are 800 mg each.

Skelaxin (metaxalone): You probably should go to the ER and get your stomach pumped out. Also have your live checked out as skelaxin (metaxalone) does cause liver issues. You will probably need admission as one of the side effects is sedation and drowsiness. ...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

Skelaxin (Definition)

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