Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) in the brain. Skelaxin is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Skelaxin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Skelaxin dosage. Skelaxin comes in an 800 milligram (mg) tablet and is usually taken three to four times a day. You should not take more than 800 milligrams of Skelaxin more than four times a day. Skelaxin tablets are best taken on an empty stomach or with a small snack. Taking Skelaxin with food can increase the effects of this drug.