Skelaxin Pill Information
Skelaxin® (metaxalone) is a prescription medication approved to treat short-term "musculoskeletal conditions," such as muscle spasms due to an injury. It is approved for use in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments for relieving the pain. Although most people tolerate this medication well, Skelaxin is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, make sure to read the prescribing information on Skelaxin pills before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, Skelaxin can cause several side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Also, it is important that your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before he or she prescribes Skelaxin.
Although it is not exactly clear how Skelaxin works to treat muscle spasms, it is known that it mostly works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), not directly on the muscles. The drug comes in pill (tablet) form. It is taken by mouth, usually three or four times a day.
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