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SKELAXIN
Musculoskeletal pain
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Drug Name:

SKELAXIN Rx

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

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for SKELAXIN:

Acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Adult:

800mg 3–4 times daily.

Children:

≤12yrs: not recommended.

Contraindications:

Anemias. Significant renal or hepatic dysfunction.

Warnings/Precautions:

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

Interactions:

Alcohol, other CNS depressants potentiated. May cause false (+) Benedict's test.

Pharmacological Class:

Muscle relaxant (central).

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, GI upset, rash, jaundice, hemolytic anemia, leukopenia; rare: anaphylactoid reactions.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs—100, 500

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