6 patient evaluations for Metaxalone taken for the purpose of 'muscle spasms'

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Oct 15, 2012 (Started May 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This did not work for me it was a change up from Baclofen. The Dr's. wanted to do a baclofen pump. I wanted something different. Currently on Ativan and Oral Morphine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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 Daily
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

Jan 2, 2010 (Started Sep 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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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