Is the prescribed skelaxin safe to take while pregnant? I messed my neck up and my reg doc today prescribed it to me. I am 7 months preggo.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Jan. 2, 2009
Answer by Piraal at 11:50 PM on Jan. 2, 2009
Answer by KatieCrandall at 12:10 AM on Jan. 3, 2009
Is this a pain medication? I don't recognize the name. I had to take vicodin this pregnancy because of a root canal.. You can look it up on Safe Fetus and see what the FDA has it rated for birth defects and risks to pregnancy or breast feeding. BUT you should still call your doctor and ask as well, you may have other risks we don't know about, or other medications that could cause an issue together. It's better to err on the side of safety.
Answer by Serafyna at 12:11 AM on Jan. 3, 2009
Pregnancy Reproduction studies in rats have not revealed evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to metaxalone. Post marketing experience has not revealed evidence of fetal injury, but such experience cannot exclude the possibility of infrequent or subtle damage to the human fetus. Safe use of metaxalone has not been established with regard to possible adverse effects upon fetal development. Therefore, metaxalone tablets should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant and particularly during early pregnancy unless in the judgement of the physician the potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards.
Answer by reflect1light at 12:59 AM on Jan. 3, 2009