METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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classification of Skelaxin

800 mg Skelaxin- is it an classified         at what?      Benzodiazepam?  opiate?  barbiturate?  amphetamine?  etc.....
by Melissa Marshal in Towson, MD, 04/03/2009

Skelaxin and aspirin

Hello, I was wondering if Skelaxin contains aspirin. I am allergic to asprin. Thank you, Tim
by Tim in USA-Florida, 08/14/2006

METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)

METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Metaxalone (me-TAX-a-lone) Relaxes certain muscles and relieves pain caused by muscle injuries, sprains, and strains.Belongs to the group of drugs called muscle relaxants.

When To Not Use METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to metaxalone.

How Should You Use METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible if it is within 1 hour of your regular dosing time.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, skip the missed dose and take your medicine at your usual times.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking other drugs that could make you sleepy such as sleeping pills, cold or allergy medicine, other muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, narcotic pain killers or antidepressants.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.

METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have blood, kidney, or liver disease, or seizures.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful if you are driving a car or using machinery.
  • Metaxalone may affect the results tests that checks for sugar in the urine of patients with diabetes. If you have diabetes don't make any changes in your medicine or diet unless you have checked with your doctor.

METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Skin rash, severe itching or hives
  • Swelling of the face, eyelids, mouth, or lips
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Unexplained fever or sore throat
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, or confusion
  • Headache, nervousness, or irritability
  • Stomach upset or heartburn
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Blurred vision

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METAXALONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


susan, USA - 08/09/2017

Doesn't work for arthritis at all.