Skelaxin

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.

Learn more about Skelaxin in our Skelaxin Community Report.

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