Metaxalone (me-TAX-a-lone)

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Skelaxin is modified release tablet for the treatment of muscle related disorder such as pain or strain, sprain and injury. Metaxalone is an active medicament of this medicine. Skelaxin medicine acts on central nervous system or spinal cord and express its action by inhibiting the pain sensation between nerve and brain. This medicine should be taken with or without meals.

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30 Tablets Skelaxin 400mg $1.08 $32.40
90 Tablets Skelaxin 400mg $1.08 $97.20


Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant medication that is prescribed for treatment of the muscular disorder like pain or strain, sprain and injury. Skelaxin medicine contains Metaxalone as an active pharmaceutical ingredient, which belongs to the muscle relaxant group. Skelaxin is an antispasmodic drug acts on the muscle and provides the relief from muscle pain of injury by blocking nerve communication. Skelaxin medicine is not recommended in those patients who are less than 12 years of age.
Indication of Skelaxin
Skelaxin is prescribed for those patients who are suffering from the musculoskeletal disorder such as pain or strain, sprain and injury.

Contraindications of Skelaxin
If a patient is suffering from some disease, then these medicines do not prescribe because this medicine exhibits contraindication in some medical condition and generate some harmful effects. These medical conditions are given below
• Blood disease(Anemia)
• During pregnancy
• During Lactation
• Kidney failure
• Liver dysfunction

Drug Interactions of Skelaxin

This medicine does not prescribe with few drugs because there is a probability it may be interacting with each other and alter the action of each medicine. Some medicines are described below.
• This medicine does not take with Some CNS drugs like benzodiazepine drug (Diazepam and Alprazolam) & depressants drugs (Triprolidine and Methotrimeprazine) then these other medicine enhance the sedation property of this medicine.
• If you consume this medicine with Opioid drugs such as Cetrizine, Levocetirizine then these medicines enhance the drowsiness property of this medicine.

Doses and administration of Skelaxin

• Skelaxin is solid dosage form, which is consumed by oral route.
• The recommended dose for the adult is 400 mg two or three times in a day.
• You should be taken this medicine with or without foods.

Storage conditions of Skelaxin

• Skelaxin should be stored in a control room temperature between 25 to 30 0C
• Keep away it from light and moisture.
• Do not store it after the expiry date.

Missed Dose of Skelaxin

If you missed your dose, please take it as soon as possible but if it is time for next dose skip the missed dose and take next dose as per your schedule.

Overdose of Skelaxin

If you take overdose of Skelaxin medicine, you will experience with vomiting, nausea, seizures or other unnecessary effects. Thus, in this condition please terminate the treatment and contact with your Doctor.

Adverse effects of Skelaxin

This medicine may be exhibiting some adverse effects after taking it so please discontinuous it immediately. Some of these side effects are described below
Common side effects of Skelaxin Fever, gastric pain, abnormal heartbeat, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, pain in various part of the body, breathlessness
Rare side effects of Skelaxin Chest pain, swell on face or forehead, wheezing, stomach pain

Precautions of Skelaxin 

Precautions must be followed to avoid any serious effects of this medicine. There are some precautions, which are necessary to follow before taking Skelaxin medicine. These precautions are given below
• If patient has any allergic reaction after consuming it then you should avoid this treatment.
• Avoid consumption of alcohol and alcohol beverage during this treatment because this medicine interacts with alcohol and generate harmful effect, which may be fatal of harmful.
• Caution should be taken if you are suffering from kidney, liver problem, stomach or intestinal ulcers.
• After taking it, you do not drive or operating mechanical work because it causes drowsiness.
• This medicine does not prescribe for those Patients who are more than 65 or less than 12 years old.
• Avoid it during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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