Skelaxin vs Zanaflex

Skelaxin
(Rx)
Zanaflex
(Rx)
Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant.
Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Spasms
2.7
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 13, 1962
November 27, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,274 Discussions
16,135 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
Skelaxin is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
#2 for Spasticity
#3 for Fibromyalgia
Zanaflex is prescribed for Spasticity and Fibromyalgia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ske
Nausea
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Vomiting
2
Dry Mouth
1
Stomach Problems
1
Hip Pain
1
Fainting
1
OA
1
Cancer
1
Diabetes
1
Zan
Drowsiness
7
Nausea
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Dry Mouth
2
Hallucinations
2
Grogginess
2
Fainting
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Itching
1
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Nausea
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6
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
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4
4
Vomiting
Ske
Zan
2
0
Dry Mouth
Ske
Zan
1
2
Stomach Problems
Ske
Zan
1
0
Hip Pain
Ske
Zan
1
0
Fainting
Ske
Zan
1
1
OA
Ske
Zan
1
0
Cancer
Ske
Zan
1
0
Diabetes
Ske
Zan
1
0
Drowsiness
Zan
Ske
7
0
Nausea
Zan
Ske
4
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zan
Ske
4
4
Dry Mouth
Zan
Ske
2
1
Hallucinations
Zan
Ske
2
0
Grogginess
Zan
Ske
2
0
Fainting
Zan
Ske
1
1
Low Blood Pressure
Zan
Ske
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Zan
Ske
1
0
Itching
Zan
Ske
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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B Category B
Before taking Skelaxin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Zanaflex 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 Skelaxin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zanaflex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 400 mg, 800 mg
Capsule: 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Metaxalone
Tizanidine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Skelaxin and Zanaflex: 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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