Metaxalone (me-TAX-a-lone)

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Skelaxin (metaxalone) is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) in the brain.Skelaxin is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

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


Mechanism of action:

Metaxalone is an oral drug that relaxes skeletal muscle the muscles that control movement of the body. It does not act directly on skeletal muscle, and the exact mechanism of action of metaxalone is unknown. Metaxalone relaxes muscles possibly by affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and by causing sedation.

Dosage and 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.


•Hypersens. to drug/class/compon.

•Renal impairment, significant

•Hepatic impairment, significant.

Side effects:

•Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, and nervousness or “irritability.

• Nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset.

Missed dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of metaxalone can be fatal.

Safety measures:

•Diabetes patients - Skelaxin may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.

•Skelaxin should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.


Store at Controlled Room Temperature, between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).