Dosing InformationThere is only one standard recommended dose of Skelaxin, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Skelaxin Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of SkelaxinJust like any medicine, Skelaxin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Nervousness or irritability.
(Click Skelaxin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsSkelaxin can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Skelaxin Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Skelaxin?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Skelaxin if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Skelaxin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Skelaxin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Skelaxin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)