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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What is metaxalone used for my wife is on it and i don't know what it is for

Muscle relaxer: Metaxalone is a commonly used muscle relaxer with little side effects... Often, muscle relaxer have some habit formation and make you maybe sleepy... not metaxalone typically. It is also called Skelaxin. Can be for pain, spasms, muscle cramps and restless leg problems. Pretty benign medication if taken according to the prescription. ...Read more

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Skelaxin (Definition)

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