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Skelaxin

Skelaxin

Metaxalone (me-TAX-a-lone)

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This medicine functions by blocking the transmission of receptors of pain to the brain. Hence pain vanishes.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
30 Tablets Skelaxin 400mg $53.99 $1.80
90 Tablets Skelaxin 400mg $161.99 $1.80

Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant which contains Metaxalone as a key ingredient. It is used to relieve signs and symptoms which are caused due to muscle injury and pain. It relaxes muscles and relieves pain caused due to strains, sprains and other muscle injuries. Pain caused due to transmission of receptors of pain from body to brain. This medicine functions by blocking the transmission of receptors of pain to the brain. Hence pain vanishes. This medication is available in tablet form which can be consumed orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Skelaxin is contraindicated in following conditions-

  • Hypersensitive persons should not consume this medication.
  • Liver and kidney disease patient should not consume this drug.
  • Pregnant women should avoid taking this medicament.
  • Breast feeding mothers should avoid intake of this medicine.
  • Person suffering from cardiac diseases should not consume this drug.
  • Avoid usage of this drug if a person is suffering from respiratory diseases.  

List of drugs that should not be consumed along with Skelaxin are-

  • Anti epileptic drugs- Phenytoin, Carbamazepine
  • Opioid analgesics- Codeine, Morphine
  • ·        Tricyclic antidepressants- Amitriptyline, Doxepin
  • ·        Benzodiazepines- Diazepam, Chlorazepam
  • H2 antihistamine- Cimetidine, Ranitidine
  • Anti coagulants- Warfarin, Heparin

Storage conditions of Skelaxin

  • This medication should be stored at room temperature in cool and dry place.
  •  It should be away from sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • It should be stored away from the reach of children.

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A person should consume 800mg of tablet orally along with a glass of water. It should be taken 3 to 4 times a day.

Avoid long-term use of this drug as it may cause addiction.

In case if overdose of this medicine is taken, then some overdose symptoms may occur such as-

  • Dizziness , drowsiness, headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • nervousness and irritability
  • stomach upset

If these symptoms occur, then consult your nearby doctor.

If a dose of this drug missed then take it whenever you remember. If it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose and consume next dose.

Skelaxin may show some adverse effects such as-

  • Hypersensitive reactions such as itching, rashes and redness of skin
  • Problem in urination
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Weakness and fainting
  • Swelling of hands and legs

Various safety tips that should be followed while consuming this drugs-

  • After consumption of Skelaxin a person should not drive as this drug makes person sleepy.
  • Avoid taking alcohol beverages along with this drug as it may cause various side effects.
  • Person suffering from anemia should consume this drug with caution.
  • This medicine should not be taken for long term because it causes addiction.
  • Avoid use of prescription, nonprescription and herbal drugs along with this medicine.