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(also known as Metaxalone)

Skeletal muscle relaxants are used to relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles. However, these medicines do not take the place of rest, exercise or physical therapy, or other treatment that your doctor may recommend... continue

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Overall, 79% (106 Members) find Skelaxin helpful

Skelaxin Reviews

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This is the most effective muscle relaxant I have been put on. Very gentle on the digestive system. I take 800mg TID PRN....but can only afford to take 1 or 2 a day. Break in half during the day to conserve them as they are very expensive. And I cant afford insurance. A one month supply usually lasts me over 2 months.
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Way better treatment compared to Flexeril. 3 times a day with no drowsiness during flare ups PRN
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been using this for the osteoarthritis pain it was all I could take for pain during the day without sleepiness until the fibromyalgia really started surfacing
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Helps but I still have muscle cramps just not as severe.
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Helped majorly with muscle cramping and pain but insurance stopped covering it and too expensive.
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Works fairly well. I get quite bad spasms when not taking it. just recently had to increase dose to 4 times a day. No side effects.
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Didnt work and I tossed and turned all night.
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Helped a recent particularly difficult round of pain
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old faitful not taken regulary but works when needed
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This is one of about 4 prescriptions I have for muscle relaxers, and this one works best for me. I take 2 - 800mg pills. I love this! Have been on it for about 15 years or so.
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    I take a muscle relaxer because my PD meds can't help with all of my symptoms. I had been taking Metaxalone (the generic version of Skelaxin) but my ... [More]
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    yeh I take robaxin 750 and skelaxin 800 plus the baclofen sure hope it helps you!! [More]
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    Hi Everybody...Meow, Thanks lexisgirl, ShawnaN, KimD512, nanny 1611, and trpt 1 for all your tips/advice. Love & Nose Kisses to you all...Purr... [More]