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Skelaxin Patient assistance program

Is your Skelaxin medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Skelaxin medication with our help.

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NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

How it works

  • Enroll online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible for assistance.

  • Pre-qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Submit documents

    We will request documents to be submitted by you and your healthcare provider that are required by the pharmaceutical company to complete your enrollment.

  • Receive medication

    Once approved, the pharmaceutical company typically ships a 90-day supply of medication to your home or healthcare provider’s address.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Skelaxin cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Skelaxin patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Skelaxin patient assistance?

We review each Skelaxin enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Skelaxin patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Skelaxin patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Skelaxin, your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Skelaxin coupon provider?

NiceRx is not a Skelaxin coupon, Skelaxin discount card, or Skelaxin copay card provider. We do not offer Skelaxin manufacturer coupons, Skelaxin discounts, rebates, Skelaxin savings cards, trial offers, or free Skelaxin samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access their medication directly from the U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Can NiceRx help me get Skelaxin cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Skelaxin
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Skelaxin prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover your medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much does Skelaxin cost without insurance?

Without insurance, Skelaxin costs will vary depending on where you buy the medication as prices will vary by retailer. As a guide, Skelaxin 800 mg tablet will cost around $215 for 10 tablets.

How much does Skelaxin cost with insurance?

The copay for Skelaxin will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

What is Skelaxin?

Skelaxin is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Pfizer. Skelaxin (metaxalone) is classed as a skeletal muscle relaxant and is used to treat painful musculoskeletal conditions, muscle spasms, or injury. It is used in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments.

What doses of Skelaxin are available?

Skelaxin is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 800 mg.

Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Skelaxin active ingredients

The active ingredient of Skelaxin is metaxalone. The mechanism of action of metaxalone is not fully understood but may be due to general central nervous system depression (CNS depression).

Skelaxin side effects

The most common side effects of metaxalone in clinical trials include:

  • Impairment of your thinking or reactions. Avoid drinking alcohol due to increased sedation
  • Dizziness, headache, drowsiness
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach
  • Anxiety or irritability

In rare instances, Skelaxin can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Hepatic impairment – dark-colored urine, fever, confusion, tiredness, upper right-sided stomach pain, loss of appetite, and jaundice
  • Leukopenia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Skelaxin against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Skelaxin to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Skelaxin drug interactions

Skelaxin can interact with other medications. These include:

  • MAO inhibitors, due to an additive effect – isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide
  • Drugs for attention deficit disorder – atomoxetine, methylphenidate
  • Certain opioid pain relievers – fentanyl, methadone
  • Supplements – tryptophan, tyramine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants – amitriptyline, doxepin
  • Certain antidepressants – SSRIs such as fluoxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine
  • Tramadol
  • Drugs that may increase the risk of extremely high blood pressure – nasal decongestants and stimulants
  • Other muscle relaxants – carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Skelaxin.

Skelaxin contraindications

You should not use Skelaxin if you:

  • Have a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient metaxalone
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Skelaxin
  • Have anemia
  • Have severe kidney or liver disease
  • Are younger than 12 years old
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – It is not known whether metaxalone passes into breast milk

Talk to your doctor before using Skelaxin if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Skelaxin

Skelaxin generic

Skelaxin is the trademark brand name for metaxalone manufactured by Pfizer. A generic version of metaxalone is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Skelaxin savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.