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Metaxalone - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Metaxalone is used together with other medicines to help relieve discomforts associated with painful conditions involving the muscles and bones.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Metaxalone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- kidney disease
- history of anaemia
as Metaxalone may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. Your doctor may also need to do routine liver function tests while you are being treated with Metaxalone.

What side effects could I experience?

Metaxalone may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, irritability, nausea, vomiting and stomach discomfort.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes or fever with persistent sore throat or mouth ulcers, fatigue, weakness.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for anxiety e.g. diazepam, lorazepam
- medicines for depression e.g. clomipramine, fluoxetine, amitriptyline
- medicines for sleep disorder e.g. zolpidem, eszopiclone
- medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital
- medicines for moderate to severe pain e.g. oxycodone, tramadol

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Metaxalone.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Metaxalone - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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