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What happens if I miss a dose (Skelaxin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Skelaxin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of metaxalone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, slow or shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking metaxalone (Skelaxin)?
Metaxalone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of metaxalone.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by metaxalone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other muscle relaxer.
What other drugs will affect metaxalone (Skelaxin)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with metaxalone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metaxalone.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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