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What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of metaxalone, although some deaths have been reported. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Skelaxin Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your metaxalone dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of the medication.

How Does Metaxalone Work?

It is not clear exactly how metaxalone helps to relieve muscle spasms. However, it is known to work mostly in the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord), not directly on the muscles.

When and How to Take Metaxalone

Some general considerations for when and how to take metaxalone include the following:
  • Metaxalone comes in tablet form. It is usually taken three or four times daily.
  • You can take the medication with or without food, although taking it with food increases the levels in the blood, which may increase the risk of side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Is There a Generic Version of Metaxalone?

Currently, there are generic versions of metaxalone licensed for sale (see Generic Skelaxin for more information).

Who Makes Metaxalone?

Brand-name Skelaxin is made by Mallinckrodt, Inc., and is marketed and sold by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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