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Skelaxin Side Effects Center
Pharmacy Editor: Eni Williams, PharmD, PhD
Skelaxin (metaxalone) is a medication that belongs to the drug class called skeletal muscle relaxant. Skelaxin is available as a generic drug. Skelaxin is prescribed for the short-term treatment of painful muscle spasms. Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach.
Skelaxin usual dose is 800 mg taken three or four times daily. Significant drug interactions have not been reported with Skelaxin although it may increase the sedative effects of alcohol and drugs that cause sedation. There are no adequate studies of Skelaxin in pregnant women and it is not known if Skelaxin is secreted in human breast milk.
Our Skelaxin Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. articles.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Skelaxin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using metaxalone and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
- low fever;
- dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- drowsiness, dizziness;
- feeling nervous or irritable;
- mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach; or
- skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Skelaxin (Metaxalone) »
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Skelaxin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as nervousness, irritability, confusion), signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), yellowing eyes/skin, unusual tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat, dark urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Skelaxin (Metaxalone)»
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Skelaxin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent reactions to metaxalone include:
Digestive: nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset.
Other adverse reactions are:
Though rare, anaphylactoid reactions have been reported with metaxalone.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Skelaxin (Metaxalone) »
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