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SKELAXIN
Musculoskeletal pain
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Drug Name:

SKELAXIN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Metaxalone 800mg; scored tabs.

Company:
King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for SKELAXIN:

As adjunct treatment for acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Adult:

800mg 3–4 times daily.

Children:

≤12yrs: not established.

Contraindications:

Anemias. Significant renal or hepatic dysfunction.

Warnings/Precautions:

Renal or hepatic impairment (monitor LFTs). Elderly. Pregnancy, nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Muscle relaxant (central).

Interactions:

Increased risk of sedation, respiratory depression with concomitant other CNS depressants (eg, alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, TCAs); monitor closely. Risk of serotonin syndrome with serotonergic drugs (eg, SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, triptans, 5-HT3 antagonists, opioids, mirtazapine, trazodone, tramadol, MAOIs, linezolid, IV methylene blue); monitor and discontinue if suspected. Concomitant with food may enhance CNS depression. May cause false (+) Benedict's test.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, GI upset, rash, jaundice, hemolytic anemia, leukopenia; hypersensitivity reactions.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs—100, 500

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