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Metaxalone (Skelaxin)

Also known as Skelaxin

Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, but it may be due to general central nervous system depression. It is considered to be a moderately strong muscle relaxant, with relatively low incidence of side effects. Skelaxin is available in an 800 mg scored tablet. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and CNS side effects, such as dizziness, headache, and irritability.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $223.07 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed metaxalone to treat sprain or strain, back pain, neck pain, and low back pain.

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