metaxalone, Skelaxin (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Metaxalone has not been adequately studied in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether metaxalone is excreted in breast milk. Safety for use in the nursing mother has not been established.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects with metaxalone are drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. Less commonly, rash, anemia, low white blood cell count, jaundice, and allergic reactions occur.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 2/24/2012

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