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SKELAXIN (metaxalone) is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomforts associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of this drug has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Metaxalone does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is one 800 mg tablet three to four times a day.
SKELAXIN (metaxalone) is available as an 800 mg oval, scored pink tablet inscribed with 8667 on the scored side and "S" on the other. Available in bottles of 100 (NDC 60793-136-01) and in bottles of 500 (NDC 60793-136-05).
Store at Controlled Room Temperature, between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
Prescribing Information as of April 2008.
Distributed by: King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol, TN 37620 Manufactured by: Corepharma LLC, Middlesex, NJ 08846. FDA rev date: 10/30/2008
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/8/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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