What is Skelaxin?
Skelaxin (generic name – metaxalone) is a muscle relaxer, which works by blocking pain nerve impulses in a brain. Usually, you can buy Skelaxin 800mg and Skelaxin 400mg.
You can't buy Skelaxin over the counter because a valid prescription is required to purchase the drug. However, you can order Skelaxin generic without prescription from an online pharmacy.
The mechanism of metaxalone action is not yet finally understood. However, it is connected with general inhibition of central nervous system functioning. This inhibition reduces pain resulting from muscle spasm. Metaxalone has no direct effect on reducing of striped muscles contraction or on nerve fibers.
What is Skelaxin used for?
Skelaxin is used to relieve acute muscle pain as a result of muscle spasms, joint tension, musculoskeletal injuries. It is also used to help during physical therapy and medical quiescent.
Avoid using Skelaxin, if you have hypersensitivity to any of its components. For example, allergic reactions to metaxalone.
You should also take the drug if you have a tendency to anemia (induced by drugs, hemolytic anemia or other anemia).
It is contraindicated to use Skelaxin for people with kidney or liver failure.
Avoid using Skelaxin for children till 12 years old.
May I take Skelaxin with Alcohol?
It is strongly recommended not to use Skelaxin together with alcohol, as it may increase a possibility of side effects.
You should also avoid using Skelaxin together with antidepressants.
Take one Skelaxin 800 mg pills 3-4 times a day.
Your doctor should determine the dosage and duration of treatment individually depending on the disease, the effectiveness of treatment and your health condition.
Take the drug strictly according to your prescription. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Skelaxin side effects
Most common side effects of Skelaxin include:
- Digestive tract:
- discomfort in a stomach
- discomfort in a stomach.
- Immune System:
- hypersensitivity reactions;
- rash and itch
- hypersensitivity reactions;
- rash and itch.
- leukopenia, hemolytic anemia;
- anaphylactoid reactions.
- Skelaxin overdose
Seek immediate medical help, if you experience the following symptoms of overdose: aresedation, temporary consciousness, dizziness, hard breathing.
It is recommended to wash out your stomach in case of overdose.
Can I take Skelaxin during pregnancy and lactation?
The is no information about safety of Skelaxin for pregnant women. That is why it is impossible to eliminate the probable harm of Skelaxin treatment for an unborn child.
Thus, it is not recommended to use the drug for pregnant women, especially in the early stages of pregnancy, as well as for women, who are planning to become pregnant. If treatment with Skelaxin is essential for you, your doctor should consider all benefits and potential risks of possible adverse effects to a fetus.
There is no data whether metaxalone gets into human milk. That is why, it is not recommended to use Skelaxin during breastfeeding to avoid possible harm to a child.
Using Skelaxin for children
There were clinical researches of using Skelaxin for children under 12 years old. That is why Skelaxin is not used in pediatric practice.
What should I know before using Skelaxin?
Take Skelaxin with caution if you have history of liver disorders.
You should have regular medical tests to monitor your liver function before and during treatment with Skelaxin if you have liver disorders.
Taking Skelaxin with food may increase suppression of CNS. It is especially important for elderly people.
Using Skelaxin may impair speed of mental and physical reaction. That is why it is recommended to refrain from driving a car or operating other machinery.
Skelaxin (metaxalone) increases the action of alcohol, barbiturates and other drugs, affecting the functioning of the central nervous system (benzodiazepines, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants). Therefore, it is recommended to avoid using Skelaxin simultaneously with at least one of these drugs.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in dry, dark place at a temperature below 25 ° C.
Where to buy Skelaxin without a prescription?
Skelaxin is a prescription medication, that is why you can't buy it over the counter at your local drugstore. One way of buying Skelaxin without prescription is to order Skelaxin 800mg of Skelaxin 400mg from an online pharmacy. Usually, you can buy generic Skelaxin online with overnight delivery and with no RX required.