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Doctor insights on: Safe Skelaxin Metaxalone Pregnant

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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On adderall, gabapentin, skelaxin, (metaxalone) & baclofen. I might be pregnant. Will taking these meds cause harm to the baby?

On adderall, gabapentin, skelaxin, (metaxalone) & baclofen. I might be pregnant. Will taking these meds cause harm to the baby?

Risk vs benefit: Pregnant or not it is important to weigh benefit vs risk. Discuss with your doctor everything you consume including otc which are not prescribed and your diet. ...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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I'm a school bus driver and want to know if is safe for me to take metaxalone and drive my bus?

Drowsy Drivers: Metaxalone common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness and headache and can impair driving. Muscle relaxants in general impair reaction time and driving while taking is unsafe. ...Read more

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I'm a school bus driver experiencing a lot of lower back pain. Is it safe for me to take metaxalone and drive my bus?

Metaxalone: Hi Kathi, Metaxalone can cause dizziness and/or drowsiness. While taking this medication, your alertness may be impaired. You should avoid driving while on this medication. - Amy ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Whats skelaxin (metaxalone) allergy?

Allergy: The initial answer has nothing to do with an allergy. An allergy presents as itching, rash. It can progress to shortness of breath and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Similar: Both medications are considered muscle relaxants. Skelaxin(metaxalone) and soma( carisprodol) are used for acute pain and muscle spasm. Sometimes people will use the medication more chronically. However, Soma (carisoprodol) does have the potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Can i take metaxalone for menstral cramps?

Can i take metaxalone for menstral cramps?

Would consider a: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication before a muscle relaxant. Here are more options. Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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