Robaxin vs Skelaxin

Robaxin
(Rx)
Skelaxin
(Rx)
Robaxin is a muscle relaxant.
Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.4
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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July 16, 1957
August 13, 1962
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,393 Discussions
7,283 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
Robaxin is prescribed for Tetanus and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
Skelaxin is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Rob
Nausea
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Burning
2
Dry Mouth
1
Hip Pain
1
Cancer
1
Tinnitus
1
Bleeding
1
Euphoria
1
Muscle Strain
1
Ske
Nausea
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Vomiting
2
Dry Mouth
1
Stomach Problems
1
Fainting
1
Hip Pain
1
OA
1
Cancer
1
Diabetes
1
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Robaxin
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Skelaxin
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Nausea
Rob
Ske
6
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rob
Ske
6
4
Burning
Rob
Ske
2
0
Dry Mouth
Rob
Ske
1
1
Hip Pain
Rob
Ske
1
1
Cancer
Rob
Ske
1
1
Tinnitus
Rob
Ske
1
0
Bleeding
Rob
Ske
1
0
Euphoria
Rob
Ske
1
0
Muscle Strain
Rob
Ske
1
0
Nausea
Ske
Rob
6
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ske
Rob
4
6
Vomiting
Ske
Rob
2
0
Dry Mouth
Ske
Rob
1
1
Stomach Problems
Ske
Rob
1
0
Fainting
Ske
Rob
1
0
Hip Pain
Ske
Rob
1
1
OA
Ske
Rob
1
0
Cancer
Ske
Rob
1
1
Diabetes
Ske
Rob
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Robaxin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Skelaxin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Robaxin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Skelaxin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 500 mg, 750 mg
Solution: 100 mg/mL
Tablet: 400 mg, 800 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methocarbamol
Metaxalone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Robaxin and Skelaxin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Robaxin vs skelaxin
| BigLotsPrincess
Neither of them did anything for me.
Zanaflex helps tremendously.
Especially when taken with benzos.
I've been down the rabbit hole of somas.
Don't ever wish that upon anyone.

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