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- What is metaxalone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for metaxalone?
- Do I need a prescription for metaxalone?
- What are the side effects of metaxalone?
- What is the dosage for metaxalone?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with metaxalone?
- Is metaxalone safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about metaxalone?
What is metaxalone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Metaxalone is an oral drug that relaxes skeletal muscle the muscles that control movement of the body. It does not act directly on skeletal muscle, and the exact mechanism of action of metaxalone is unknown. Metaxalone relaxes muscles possibly by affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and by causing sedation. Metaxalone was approved by the FDA in 1962.
What brand names are available for metaxalone?
Do I need a prescription for metaxalone?
What are the side effects of metaxalone?
The most common side effects with metaxalone are:
Other important, but less common, side effects include:
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