Skelaxin Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe Skelaxin® (metaxalone) to treat muscle spasms in adults and children as young as 12 years old. However, because Skelaxin is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take Skelaxin if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or anemia. Also, you may not be able to safely use Skelaxin if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medicines).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, Skelaxin can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Skelaxin comes in tablet form, and is typically taken three or four times a day. For more medication information on Skelaxin, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Skelaxin for a more in-depth look at Skelaxin and how it is used to treat muscle spasms. This article discusses how Skelaxin works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medicine.)