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Skelaxin (Overview)

Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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What is skelaxin (metaxalone) used for?

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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Skelaxin (Overview)

Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant which is a kind of pain medication.


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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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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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How effective is skelaxin (metaxalone) in helping with the spasmodic symptoms associated with myotonic dystrophy (related to muscular dystrophy)?

How effective is skelaxin (metaxalone) in helping with the spasmodic symptoms associated with myotonic dystrophy (related to muscular dystrophy)?

Muscle relaxants: It's really just trial and error. It does have the advantage of being one of least likely to be sedating. You may need to trial Baclofen or Zanaflex (tizanidine) if skellaxen does not work. ...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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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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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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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