Compare Robaxin vs. Skelaxin

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Robaxin
(Methocarbamol)

Skelaxin
(Metaxalone)

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How it works
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Type of medication
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Available as
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Musculoskeletal pain Spasm - Tetanus
  • Musculoskeletal pain
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Weight
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