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1. causing relaxation.
2. an agent that causes relaxation.
muscle relaxant an agent that specifically aids in reducing muscle tension.
metaxalone/me·tax·a·lone/ (mĕ-taks´ah-lōn) a skeletal muscle relaxant used in the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions.
a skeletal muscle relaxant.
indication It is prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of acute skeletal muscle spasm.
contraindications Significantly impaired renal or hepatic function, susceptibility to drug-induced hemolytic anemia, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, and liver dysfunction. GI disturbances, dizziness, and nervousness may occur.