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Metaxalone

Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant used for the relief of painful, acute musculoskeletal conditions.

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4505

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skelaxin

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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I have occasional but very intense headaches. I believe they are consistent with migraines. They do seem to occur around events that cause me a lot of tension. Because they are very infrequent (luckily) I do not have a regular prescription to treat them. One doctor years ago gave me several different samples of drugs to try. By far, the most effective drug I received was Skelaxin.
I don’t remember the dosage but two pills completely knocked me out for awhile. I cut it back to one and that was effective in reliving the intensity of the pain.

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