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User Reviews for Metaxalone

Also known as: Skelaxin, Metaxall

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Fibromyalgia 8.2
23 reviews 20 medications
Muscle Spasm 7.2
96 reviews 50 medications

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Reviews for Metaxalone

EC · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 26, 2020

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I’ve had low back pain for almost a decade now. I will be turning 32 this year. I’ve tried robaxin, flexeril, tizanidine, and all the Benzos. Oxy, Hydro, Tramadol, Tylenol w/ codeine, etc. I was also on Soma for many years but it became a pain to get at the pharmacy (out of stock) (issues with it being controlled) etc. What works best for me is a routine of Tylenol ER, Gabapentin, Celebrex, Metaxalone, and Lidoderm. Metaxalone is a lot less sedating than Soma/Flexeril and works better than the above mentioned. I would recommend at least trying it! Downside is that It can be expensive for some reason so try getting it through mail order in a 3-month supply!”

7 / 10
Jimbo · Taken for less than 1 month April 23, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “metaxalon never worked for my muscle spasm. I quit taking them as they made me very nervous at nite and raised my blood pressure”

2 / 10
In pain February 26, 2020

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I just took skelaxin for the first time. While it relaxed just some of the pressure and pain from my chest due to fibromyalgia, it kept me up all night! I have not been been able to fall asleep and was very restless all night”

2 / 10
susanita · Taken for less than 1 month January 18, 2020

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I have torn ligaments and shoulder issues and skelaxin helps if taken properly. Someone at the top commented that it is no longer made. I don't believe that is the case as I just filled prescription within the last 3 weeks, although it did have to be ordered as the pharmacy was out of stock. I have taken this before several years back.”

8 / 10
Cooner January 18, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “Was prescribed for back issues (3 fusions) and out walking in snow, boom fell on a icy steps. Shoulder literally popped out of socket and arm just dangling. Moved a bit and arm went back into socket. Just healed from another shoulder injury so Skelaxin should help.”

6 / 10
Chevy 8 · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 9, 2020

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “Skelaxin works great for 6 years now they have stopped making it”

8 / 10
Notametaxalonegirl · Taken for less than 1 month January 2, 2020

For Muscle Spasm: “Metaxalone made me so extremely anxious, and made my blood pressure rise, as well as my pulse. My emotions were uncontrollable and I would never take it again. Please monitor yourselves with this medication. I haven’t seen this reaction, and it needs to be posted.”

Tetney seizures · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 6, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I have had all my PARAthyroid and thyroid heads removed. Therefore I have severe tetany seizures often. I was taking flexaril but due to insurance issues had to switch. Went to xanaflex which did not work as well but still helped quit a lot but I was tired a lot. Dr switched me to Metaxalone and it does not help at all. I have 800 mg and each time I take it the spasms might let up slightly but still continue. Not happy with this switch and will ask dr to put me on something else next week.”

4 / 10
CRPS October 22, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “Comtngrl I have CRPS TOO!!! I’m on FB and am waiting to go on this medication and right now am suffering like crazy from insane body muscle spasms!!!!”

Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 18, 2019

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I think this made is my savior. I have been a nurse for 13 years and diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 years ago. This med Skelaxin does not make me sleepy like flexaril does. I can function very well at work on days when I hurt more because I have this medication. Nursing is a lot of wear and tear on the body and with this I can work with Ibuprofen, this and my Lyrica. Don’t know how I would get through the bad days without this med.”

10 / 10
Wheaties · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 16, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I've been taking 3-4 800 mg Metaxalone tabs/day for about 5 years, and it takes about 1/2 hr to start feeling muscle pain relief, but it's not enough to take the pain away on it's own. I need to take one or two 50 mg hydrocodone tabs with it to be effective.”

7 / 10
Gramoo September 12, 2019

For Fibromyalgia: “Metaxalone are a joke for my fibromyalgia and muscle spasm, They didn't do a thing”

1 / 10
Teeyah · Taken for less than 1 month August 15, 2019

For Fibromyalgia: “So far no side effects on metaxalone, but I am not taking the full dose as I have to work in an office with patients and am nervous. But I actually feel improvement it's amazing and I don't feel sleepy or loaded. So far so good. My hands feel relief for the first time in a months. This is the best medicine I've tried for me so far and I've been in pain for 11 years.”

8 / 10
Reyna · Taken for less than 1 month May 20, 2019

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I tried Skelaxin but the gastrointestinal side effects of gas, bloating, nausea, increased stomach acid and stomach pain were bad. Had to discontinue medication because of gastrointestinal side effects. Would not recommend this medication.”

4 / 10
Rachelsyama · Taken for 10 years or more May 3, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I've been on Metaxalone 800 mg three times a day for 10 years which is used for muscles spasm, it is the best muscle relaxer. It gave me relief from constant spasms caused by an accident. Now I'm on Medicare and they won't pay for Metaxalone even though it's the least sedating muscle relaxer. It's all about $$$. Medicare could not care less about my quality of life.”

10 / 10
Pamela Y. · Taken for less than 1 month April 10, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: “I love metaxalone, I'm taking it due to sciatica nerve pain, this is day 2 and it got rid of those deep, painful muscle spasms and I'm not lethargic.”

9 / 10
Wendy · Taken for less than 1 month October 6, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “Metaxalone did help my muscle pain, but caused depression and all out rage.”

2 / 10
Comtngirl · Taken for less than 1 month July 13, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS.) If anyone knows this awful syndrome, you'll know it's up there on the pain scale. After six years of numerous medications, my doctor decided to give metaxalone a try. (I'm extremely sensitive to medication, so I hate changing them.) The first few days I was a zombie, but that was okay, because I never can sleep due to the pain and muscle spasms at night. After about 4-5 days, the medicine tapered off, and I feel like a whole new person! The spasms have decreased and I can sleep a bit more. The only side effect I have is it seems to be an appetite suppressant, but I'm only on week two...that may change and go back to normal. It's not awful. No nausea, etc. I just don't find myself craving snacks/sweets. So far, this has been a winner for me.”

7 / 10
Funster · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2018

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “My side effects were racing heart, bloated stomach, gas, vomiting. Had to drink a gallon of milk for my stomach issues. Next day, still feel nauseous and popping antacids in an attempt to get stomach back to normal. Took pills to police to dispose of them. My option = trash”

1 / 10
Gkkoz · Taken for less than 1 month February 17, 2018

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “I had fibromyalgia and muscle pain. With this med it felt like my skin was on fire and I couldn't sleep. I am now appealing to Medicare to keep my soma that has worked for me for at least 5 to 6 yr now”

nickame7 · Taken for less than 1 month February 4, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “I have low back pain with sciatica. This is good for alleviating my leg and foot cramping......seems to help my low back side effects noted”

7 / 10
TexasGirl54 · Taken for less than 1 month January 19, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: “This med really decreases the muscle spasms I get in my foot following a bunionectomy and 2 nervectomies all on the same foot. The only side effect that I experience is an extremely dry mouth which I can handle.”

Jenna1201 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 16, 2017

For Fibromyalgia: “Metaxalone just amazed me. Not only does it relieve muscle tension, it has helped with all my pain including fibro, bulging discs, facet joint arthritis, carpal tunnel, and the excruciating pain of dequervians tenosinovitis. Unlike other meds, it doesn't sedate me, and I've had no side effects except a bit of irritability the first couple days. I only hope it continues to work as effectively for years to come. The BEST thing I've taken, and I've tried A LOT of things!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 27, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: “Was on this med 3x a day for 4 months post back surgery. The entire last month developed severe diarrhea, several times a day, thought I picked up some kind of bacterial or parasite !! I decided to stop the med and within 2 days stool back to normal. Took 4 months until started to develop a problem.”

Review September 26, 2017

Skelaxin (metaxalone) for Muscle Spasm: “Day 2 on Skelaxin following a fall which resulted in a rotator cuff injury and deep gashes on my arm. I feel not a bit of relief from this combined with Mobil for the rotator cuff and Keflex for the open wounds. Better relief from 600/800 mg ibuprofen but worried about stomach side effects of taking that much.”

1 / 10