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Compound Summary for: CID 15459     Try the new version summary page


Also known as: Skelaxin; Methaxalonum; 1665-48-1; Methoxolone; Metaxalon; Zorane; AHR-438; Metaxalonum [Latin]; Metassalone [DCIT]
Molecular Formula: C12H15NO3   Molecular Weight: 221.2524   InChIKey: IMWZZHHPURKASS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin®) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, but it may be due to general central nervous system depression. It is considered to be a moderately strong muscle relaxant, with relatively low incidence of side effects. Skelaxin comes in an 800 mg scored tablet. It previously came in both 400 mg and 800 mg tablets. The 400 mg tablet has been discontinued. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and CNS side effects such as dizziness, headache, and irritability.   From: DrugBank
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