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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?
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
He suffers from spondylitis ... Took some skelaxin (metaxalone) and has to take a drug test for probation... Will this show a false positive for anything?
Drug Test: He will have no problem if he took a medication he has a prescription for, he just needs to show the prescription to the drug test center. If he does not he may have problem. I do not know specifically what it will show as but it will not be a false positive. Best thing to do is tell them before the test he took this medication. Always remember to only take prescription drugs given to you! ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it's bad: You need to take your friend to the er for rvaluation. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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