9 patient evaluations for Metaxalone with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Jan 5, 2012 (Started Feb 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This didn't seem to work for me, other than alleviating menstrual cramps. I found a much better result from Cyclobenzaprine.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 3, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2010 (Started Aug 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: dont notice any help at all pain or spasms maybe contributing to stomach aching and increased constipation
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication worked fine, my symptoms just got worse so I changed to a different medication.
Side effects: sedation

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2003)

  • 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
Dosage: 800 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: This really had helped with my RLS and muscle spasms.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2003)

  • 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
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
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 4, 2009 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2004 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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