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Metaxall

Generic Name: Metaxalone (me TAKS a lone)
Brand Name: Metaxall, Skelaxin
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Metaxall. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Metaxall (Metaxalone). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Metaxall (Metaxalone) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Metaxall (Metaxalone) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

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Metaxall Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about metaxalone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Metaxall.

For the Consumer

Applies to metaxalone: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, metaxalone (the active ingredient contained in Metaxall) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking metaxalone:

Incidence not known

  • Agitation
  • back, leg, or stomach pains
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • general body swelling
  • headache
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • nosebleed
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale skin
  • poor coordination
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the skin
  • restlessness
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • stomach pain
  • sweating
  • swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
  • swollen glands
  • talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  • tightness in the chest
  • trembling or shaking
  • twitching
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Some side effects of metaxalone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Drowsiness
  • irritability
  • stomach or bowel upset

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to metaxalone: oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Drowsiness, dizziness, headache

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Leukopenia, hemolytic anemia

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylactoid reaction, hypersensitivity reaction, rash (with or without pruritus)

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Jaundice

Other

Frequency not reported: False-positive Benedict's tests (due to an unknown reducing substance)

A glucose-specific test may be used to differentiate findings.

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Nervousness, irritability

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Metaxall (www.drugs.com/cdi/metaxall.html).