What is Metaxalone?
Metaxalone is a prescription medication, also under the brand name Skelaxin, that is a skeletal muscle relaxant. Metaxalone comes in a pill or tablet form. Individuals that are experiencing painful muscle spasms and are seeking a method to help reduce the signs and symptoms of acute muscle spasms will find relief with the support of Metaxalone. When taking Metaxalone, your muscles will be relaxed as it acts on the central nervous system reducing any muscle spasms, low back pain, and other consistent, debilitating aches and pains.
Taking Metaxalone supports individuals to relieve pain and treat moderate to severe muscle aches and spasms. As you take metaxalone, it will support in controlling your body movements by causing a feeling of sedation within your brain and spinal cord as metaxalone works to impact the central nervous system functioning. It is unclear the exact process or active ingredient in which metaxalone works as it is not directly placed within your muscles but is able to act as a muscle relaxer within an oral consumption rate.
Signs of Metaxalone Abuse and Addiction
When used in the recommended dose, metaxalone safety and effectiveness will ensure that you avoid any uncomfortable or painful side effects from your muscle spasms or pain. However, when you begin to misuse the dosage form and take metaxalone in larger quantities can lead to someone developing a substance abuse disorder. Individuals with a substance abuse concern and being addicted to muscle relaxers will often show the following signs and symptoms:
- Dry mouth
- In a consistent state of sedation
- Significantly low blood pressure
- Increased, rapid heartbeat
- Having severe withdrawal symptoms when you aren’t taking metaxalone
- Taking metaxalone for a longer period of time than originally prescribed for
- Going through a prescription faster than it should have lasted and coming up with excuses to your doctor for medical advice and asking your doctor or pharmacist to refill your prescription early
- Faking injuries or medical ailments to gain a prescription for muscle relaxers
- Expressing a desire to quit your substance abuse but experience failed attempts at doing so
- Your time and thoughts are consumed by planning, doing, or reflecting on using metaxalone
Metaxalone Withdrawal Symptoms
The thought of quitting metaxalone can come with many thoughts and concerns about how your body will react after ending your substance abuse. Although you want to rid your body of the harmful toxins of prescription drugs and find safer alternatives to managing your muscle spasms and relieve pain, you have probably heard of the various withdrawal symptoms and adverse effects that withdrawal syndrome can bring. Individuals within a metaxalone drug detox stage will often feel the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping including interrupted sleep patterns or inability to fall asleep.
- Vomiting or nausea
- Stomach aches and pains ranging in severity
- Muscle twitching or muscle spasms
- Hand or body tremors
- Difficulty maintaining balance and coordination
- Drug induced psychosis
Your withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the severity of your substance use disorders. If you have been actively engaging in substance abuse for a prolonged period of time, you may experience more severe withdrawal symptoms.
Long Term Side Effects of Metaxalone Abuse
The use of metaxalone and other muscle relaxers when you are living with a substance use disorder has an increased risk of causing long term side effects and adverse effects. The more you increase the recommended dosage form and extend your use of metaxalone, you are at an increased risk for serious side effects including:
- Vivid visual, audio, or tactile hallucinations
- Heart Failure
- Irregular heart functioning
- Tremors or convulsions
- Intense prescription drugs cravings
- Hemolytic anemia
Metaxalone Addiction Treatment
At Novo Detox, we offer drug rehab programs and treatment plans that will support you in uncovering what has been at the core of your substance abuse while providing you with the tools for sober living and relapse prevention. Your original medical condition that was creating muscle spasms and pain that had you turning to skeletal muscle prescription drugs is a legitimate concern. Our team will support you in finding safer alternatives to treating and relieving pain that you are experiencing through natural treatments with organic compounds and treatment plans that provide similar effectiveness without the increased risk of long term serious side effects. Within our treatment centers you will be provided with individual therapy and group therapy processes that will include the latest in evidence based therapy methods that will support you in gaining long term success in sober living.
Contact Novo Detox today to hear more about the treatment plan that we will create for you to help you gain control of your physical health while removing the negative, serious side effects of your substance use disorders through the safety and effectiveness of our comprehensive addiction treatment program. The varying levels of care provided to each patient will ensure that you receive the therapeutic effects and support from our drug addiction treatments