Skelaxin Side Effects

Although most people do not experience problems while taking Skelaxin, side effects are possible. Clinical trials have shown that the most common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. In most cases, side effects are mild and easily treated. However, contact your healthcare provider if you develop potentially serious side effects of Skelaxin, such as yellow skin, severe fatigue, or severe infections.

An Introduction to Skelaxin Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Skelaxin® (metaxalone) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Skelaxin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Skelaxin side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Skelaxin

Skelaxin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common Skelaxin side effects included:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach.
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