Robaxin Robaxin (also known as Methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer. It works by blocking nerve impulses and pain sensations that are sent to your brain.
Robaxin is used in conjunction with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as injury and pain.
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The following information is intended as a supplement, but not as a substitution for the expertise and judgment of
your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be assumed that use of the drug is safe,
appropriate, or effective for your particular condition. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
METHOCARBAMOL - ORAL (meth-oh-KAR-ba-mole)
BRAND NAME(S): Robaxin
USAGE: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is used to treat muscle spasms and pain. Typically, it is used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments suggested by your doctor.
It works by helping to relax the muscles.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION: Consume Robaxin (methocarbamol) by mouth with or without food as directed, usually 3 or 4 times a day.
The Robaxin (methocarbamol) dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.
Your condition is not likely to improve any faster and your risk of side effects may increase.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, or blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects
persist or increase in severity, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, a slowed heartbeat, yellowing eyes and skin (jaundice), persistent
nausea/vomiting, mood changes (such as confusion, forgetfulness).
A very serious allergic reaction to Robaxin (methocarbamol) is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other known allergies.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or issues in some patients. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Robaxin (methocarbamol), inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of liver disease.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear
vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
The elderly may have an increased sensitivity to the side effects of Robaxin (methocarbamol), especially confusion, dizziness, or drowsiness. These side effects can increase
the risk of falling.
During pregnancy, Robaxin (methocarbamol) should be used only when needed and prescribed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk of unwanted side effects.
We do not list all possible drug interactions. Do not begin, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine,
diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), other muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers
(such as codeine).
Review labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness.
Robaxin (methocarbamol) may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as VMA or 5-HIAA urine screening test), possibly causing false test results.
Make sure laboratory personnel know you use this drug.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected,
contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of overdose may include: severe drowsiness/dizziness, seizures, loss of consciousness.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and
resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up"
the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Stow Robaxin at room temperature away from light and excessive moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all
medications away from children and pets.