Product Detail

Your prescription - Your Choice

Choose either the B (Brand) or the G (Generic) alternative below:
  • Step 1.
TOP GENERIC CHOICE

Metaxalone
(Generic alternative to Skelaxin)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharma
Formulation : Tablet

Category:
TOP BRAND CHOICE

No Brand Alternative Available

No brand alternative is available for this drug.

What is Skelaxin /Metaxalone used for?

Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant drug.  Muscle relaxants work by blocking nerve impulses (feelings of pain) in the brain.  Sometimes Skelaxin is used in combination with rest and physical therapy to treat discomfort  with acute skeletal muscles conditions such as pain or injury. 

How should Skelaxin /Metaxalone be stored?

Skelaxin should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.  Keep all medications away from children and pets.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Skelaxin/Metaxalone ?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you by your doctor.  Do not take this medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.  Skelaxin is a small part of a treatment program that may include rest, physical therapy, or other pain relievers.  Follow your doctors instructions and the instructions on the prescription label. 

When should Skelaxin /Metaxalone not be taken?

Do not take Skelaxin if you are allergic  to metaxalone, if you have anemia, or severe kidney or liver disease.  Do not use Skelaxin if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant during treatment.  Inform your doctor first.  Do not use this medication without informing your doctor if you are nursing a baby.

What precautions should I follow when taking Skelaxin /Metaxalone ?

Skelaxin may cause side effects that my impair reactions or thinking.  Do not operate machinery or do anything dangerous (such as driving) before you know how your body responds to the drug.  Some medications, such as cold or allergy medication, narcotic pain medication, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety can increase feelings of sleepiness caused by this medication.  Inform your doctor if you use any of these medicines regularly.  Always inform your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs before taking Skelaxin.  You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to insure Skelaxin is safe for you.  Tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, supplements, or herbal medicines that you use before taking Skelaxin. 

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Skelaxin /Metaxalone ?

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking skelaxin as it may increase some of the side effects.  If you miss a dose of Skelaxin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.  If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.  Do not take more than one dose at a time. 

When should Skelaxin /Metaxalone not be taken?

Serious side effects include: nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, low fever, dark urine, clay colored stools, or jaundice. Less serious side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, nervous feelings, irritability, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach or skin rash.

disclaimer