Skelaxin Dosage

The recommended Skelaxin dosage is one tablet (800 mg) three or four times daily. This dosage is the same for adults and children (age 12 and older). If you take Skelaxin with food, it can increase the level of the medication in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Do not adjust your dose of Skelaxin without your healthcare provider's approval.

An Introduction to Skelaxin Dosages

There is only one standard recommended dose for Skelaxin® (metaxalone), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Recommended Skelaxin Dosing

The recommended starting Skelaxin dose for adults and children age 12 and older is one tablet (800 mg), taken three or four times daily.

General Information on Your Skelaxin Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Skelaxin include the following:
  • Skelaxin comes in tablet form. It is usually taken three or four times daily.
  • You can take the medication with or without food, although taking it with food increases the levels of medication in the blood, which may increase the risk of Skelaxin side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dose or Skelaxin dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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