Skelaxin

mousey1981's Skelaxin History (Stopped)
Skelaxin (metaxalone)
800 mg All the time (24/7) Sep 09, 2003 - Dec 01, 2004
800 mg Daily Dec 01, 2004 - Feb 06, 2010
Stopped Change in health plan coverage Feb 6, 2010

mousey1981's Skelaxin is for…

  • Pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Muscle spasms
  • Fibromyalgia

mousey1981's side effects of Skelaxin…

  • Sleepiness Sep 25, 2009

Evaluations


Feb 6, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle fatigue: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This really had helped with my RLS and muscle spasms.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 25, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle fatigue: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I originally prescribed this medication to be taken TID (three times daily). I couldn't even keep my eyes open. I now take it most every night. I do find a difference when I don't take it. My muscles tighten up more than "normal". My muscles use to tighten up badly to the point I had no function in my legs at least 6 days out of the week.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

About Skelaxin (Prescription Drug)

Skelaxin® is a brand name for the drug metaxalone, a muscle relaxant used in the treatment of pain from sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

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