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Metaxalone Dosage

Medically reviewed on September 19, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 400 mg; 800 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Muscle Spasm

800 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Muscle Spasm

12 years or older:
800 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day

Renal Dose Adjustments

Mild to moderate renal dysfunction: Use with caution
Severe renal dysfunction: Contraindicated

Liver Dose Adjustments

Mild to moderate liver dysfunction: Use with caution
Severe liver dysfunction: Contraindicated

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Patient advice:
-This drug may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for performance of hazardous tasks, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle, especially when used with alcohol or other CNS depressants.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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