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

Dosage
800 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
This really had helped with my RLS and muscle spasms.
Cost
$25-49 monthly

Sep 25, 2009

Dosage
800 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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