Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant which can be used to treat pain or injury in skeletal muscle.
One can use Skelaxin only if it is prescribed by his doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Skelaxin can be taken by mouth before or during having meals. If you take it with food it may increase the risk of drowsiness or dizziness.
Skelaxin refers to the group of muscle relaxants. It works by blocking nerve impulses or pain sensations in the brain.
Skip the missed dose of Skelaxin if you forgot to take it. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. 2 doses must not be taken at once.
Store Skelaxin away from heat, moisture, and light. The permitted temperature to store Skelaxin is between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Skelaxin away from children and pets.
Skelaxin Safety information
Skelaxin must not be used if:
- you have a known tendency to drug-induced, hemolytic, or other anemias;
- you have an allergy to any ingredient in Metaxalone;
- you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB).
Notify your doctor if any of these apply to you.
Important to know that:
- Skelaxin may cause drowsiness or dizziness. The effects are intensified if you are taking it with alcohol or certain medicines. Take Skelaxin with caution and doo not drive or perform any other unsafe tasks until you check how you react to it.
- Diabetes patients may have wrong results of some tests for urine glucose because of Skelaxin.
- Consult with your doctor before you alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using Skelaxin ; their effects may be added to it. Ask questions to your pharmacist about which medicines may cause drowsiness.
- Lab tests, involving liver function, may be performed, while you use Skelaxin. It is to monitor your condition or control for side effects. It is necessary to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- Skelaxin is used with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensory to its effects, especially drowsiness or dizziness.
- Skelaxin must not be used for children who is younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been checked.
- If you are pregnancy and breast-feeding you should contact your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks of using Skelaxin during this time. It is not checked if Skelaxin is found in breast milk. Skelaxin should not be taken if you breast-feed.
Skelaxin should be used only by the person for whom it is prescribed. It must shared with other people.
Skelaxin Side effects
Consult with your doctor if you feel any of these most common side effects:
- nervousness; dizziness; headache; irritability; drowsiness; nausea; upset stomach; vomiting.
If any of these severe side effects occur because you took Metaxalone, seek medical attention immediately (call emergency):
- severe allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue rash; itching; tightness in the chest;)
- chills, fever, or sore throat;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes ;
- unusual or severe tiredness or weakness.
Please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have any questions about Metaxalone.