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Skelaxin
(Metaxalone)

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(Orphenadrine)

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Available as
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  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
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Pregnancy

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.

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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