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Metaxalone (generic Skelaxin)
Metaxalone (generic Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant.
It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.
Skelaxin is used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
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Drug Facts for Metaxalone (Generic Skelaxin)
Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) in the brain.
Metaxalone is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
How to Use:
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using metaxalone.
Metaxalone is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include rest, physical therapy, or other pain relief measures. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
Stop using metaxalone and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- difficulty breathing
- swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Less serious side effects may include:
- nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
- low fever
- dark urine, clay-colored stools
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
- drowsiness, dizziness
- feeling nervous or irritable
- mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach
- skin rash
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to metaxalone, or if you have anemia (a lack of red blood cells), or severe kidney or liver disease.
Before using metaxalone, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have liver or kidney disease. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take metaxalone.
Metaxalone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of metaxalone.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether metaxalone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
An overdose of metaxalone can be fatal.Call 911 or
seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include:
- extreme drowsiness
- slow or shallow breathing
- feeling light-headed
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time.
Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store metaxalone at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C).
Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom.