Product Description of Skelaxin 400mg
Skelaxin 400 mg tablet is a skeletal muscle relaxant that control body movements. Skelaxin 400 mg tablet Contains Metaxalone as an active pharmaceutical ingredient. This medicine treats the pain which is generated by strain, sprain or injury. Skelaxin is an antispasmodic drug acts on the muscle and responsible to contract the muscle. This action provides the relief from muscle pain. Skelaxin 400 mg tablet is not recommended in pediatric patients who are less than 12 years of age. This is an oral medicament which is taken with a glass of water with or without food.
Dosage and administration of Skelaxin 400mg
Skelaxin 400 mg tablet recommended taking by oral route. The recommended dose for the adult is. Skelaxin 400 mg two or three times in a day with a glass of water and it may be taken with or without food. Please do not take a double dose of this medicine at the same time for getting instant relief. There is the minimum interval between two doses are 4 to 6 hours.
Indication of Skelaxin 400mg
Skelaxin 400 mg tablet is used for those patients who are suffering from skeletal muscle pain which is also known as musculoskeletal disorder. This tablet is also used in the treatment of sprain, strain or any other injury related pain. This treatment is only for adult patients.
Side effects of Skelaxin 400mg
Various side effects may occur after taking Skelaxin 400 mg tablet. If you experience any side effects please stop taking this medicine immediately. Some of these side effects are following –
Common side effects of Skelaxin 400mg – Fever, gastric irritation, heartbeat disorder, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, pain in various part of the body, breathlessness.
Rare side effects of Skelaxin 400mg – Chest pain, swell on face or forehead, wheezing, stomach pain.
Precautions of Skelaxin 400mg
Precautions must be followed to avoid side effects or increase efficacy of the drug. There are some precautions which are necessary to follow before taking Skelaxin 400 mg tablet; these are –
- If patient has any allergy from this drug or its ingredient.
- Avoid alcohol during this treatment because Skelaxin interact with alcohol and produce harmful effect, sometimes it may be fatal.
- Any narcotic or nicotinic product is prohibited during this treatment.
- Patient who is more than 65 or less than 12 years old don’t take this medicine.
- Should not take Skelaxin 400 mg tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Contraindications of Skelaxin 400mg
If a patient is suffering from some disease which is contraindicated to Skelaxin 400 mg tablet so there is a chance this tablets may produce some harmful effects. So patient shouldn’t take this drug if he is suffering from any disease which may get contraindicate with this drug. Please do not take this drug if you are suffering from some diseases like anemia, during pregnancy, lactation, kidney failure, liver disorder, lung disease and hypotension or hypertension.
Drug Interactions of Skelaxin 400mg
If two or more drugs taking together so there is a chance it may be interacting with each other and shows some unnecessary or dangerous effects. There are some drugs may show interact with Skelaxin 400 mg tablet:
- Amoxapine, Amitriptyline - Tricyclic antidepressants drugs
- Cetrizine, Levo - cetrizine - Anti allergic drug
- Alprazolam, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Meprobamate - Anti-anxiety drugs
- Baclofen - Other muscle relaxants drug
- Codeine - Opioid drug
Storage conditions of Skelaxin 400mg
Skelaxin 400 mg tablet should be stored in a control room temperature between 25 to 30 0C and protect it from light, dust and moisture.
Missed Dose of Skelaxin 400mg
If you missed your dose please take it as soon as possible but if it is time for next dose skip the missed dose and take next dose as per your schedule.
Overdose of Skelaxin 400mg
If you take overdose of Skelaxin 400 mg tablet you will experience with vomiting, nausea, seizures or other unnecessary effects. Thus in this condition please terminate the treatment and contact with your Doctor.
|Strength||Skelaxin - Metaxalone 400mg|