Information about Metaxalone
Metaxalone is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.
How metaxalone works
Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.
Common side effects of metaxalone
Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth
Available Medicine for Metaxalone
- ₹83 to ₹107Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Metaxalone
- Metaxalone can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Metaxalone, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions for Metaxalone
Q. Is Metaxalone addictive?
No. Metaxalone is not addictive. Only if taken with CNS depressants, then there are chances of addition due to relief action
Q. Is Metaxalone a narcotic?
No. Metaxalone is not a narcotic drug. It is a muscle relaxant
Q. Is Metaxalone a benzodiazepine/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)/ sulfa drug/ muscle relaxer?
Metaxalone is not a benzodiazepine/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)/sulfa drug. However, Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant
Q. Is Metaxalone safe?
Metaxalone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Metaxalone like Flexeril?
Flexeril is trade name for active drug cyclobenzaprine. Metaxalone and cyclobenzaprine belong to same category of drugs called muscle relaxant
Q. Is Metaxalone gluten free?
Yes. Metaxalone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before you use
Q. Can I take Metaxalone for a toothache?
Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It is used to treat muscle spasm (pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take metaxalone with tramadol/ ibuprofen/ hydrocodone/ oxycodone/ aleve/ tylenol 3/ vicodin/ ambien/ flexeril/ Xanax?
Metaxalone interacts with tramadol/ ibuprofen/ hydrocodone/ oxycodone/ aleve/ tylenol 3/ vicodin/ ambien/ flexeril/ Xanax, and may increase side effects such as drowsiness. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Metaxalone make you sleep?
Yes, Metaxalone may make you sleepy
Q. Does Metaxalone work and what does Metaxalone treat?
Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It is used to treat muscle spasm (pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries)
Q. Does Metaxalone cause tiredness?
Metaxalone may cause unusual tiredness. Inform your doctor immediately in case you experience unusual tiredness
Q. Does Metaxalone cause constipation/ weight gain?
Metaxalone is not known to cause side effects such as constipation or weight gain
Q. Does Metaxalone make you high?
Metaxalone does not have any known effect in getting high
Q. Does Metaxalone contain acetaminophen?
No.Metaxalone does not contain acetaminophen.