Skelaxin (Oral)

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Skelaxin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Skelaxin (Oral)

Skelaxin (Oral) Medication Classification


Skelaxin (Oral) Brandname


Skelaxin (Oral) 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 Skelaxin (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Skelaxin (Oral)


  • 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 Skelaxin (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Skelaxin (Oral)

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.

Skelaxin (Oral) 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.

Skelaxin (Oral) 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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Skelaxin (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


sailesh kandeth, NC - 08/23/2008

I am ecstatic over this drug because it gives me a tremendous amount of relief with just a couple of doses. I only have to take it a few times per year when I get muscle spams from overusing my back. I do feel sore in the muscles I overuse, but I am happy that it knocks out those painful spasms. After this medication kicks in I can tie my own shoes, bend over and get a great night of sleep. I can take it throughout the daytime hours without feeling drowsy.