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Metaxalone tablets contain a medicine used along with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relive discomfort associated with short-term, painful muscle conditions.
How does this medication work?
Metaxalone tablets are thought to work in your central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to relieve pain and discomfort.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Metaxalone tablets may help relieve pain associated with strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take metaxalone tablets exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may feel less pain and discomfort after you start taking metaxalone tablets. This is a good indicator that the medicine is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Common side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset.
Do not take metaxalone tablets if you are allergic to them or any of their ingredients.
Do not take metaxalone tablets if you have a tendency for certain types of anemia (low red blood cell counts).
Do not take metaxalone tablets if you have kidney or liver problems.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with metaxalone tablets. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver problems.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and children >12 years: The recommended dose is two 400-milligram tablets three to four times a day.
Take metaxalone tablets exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking metaxalone tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how metaxalone tablets affect you.
If metaxalone tablets are taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining metaxalone tablets with the following: alcohol, certain antidepressants (such as amitriptyline), or other medicines that may make you sleepy (such as alprazolam or oxycodone).
The effects of metaxalone tablets during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of metaxalone tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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