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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take methocarbomol (robaxin (methocarbamol) 750) at rec. Dosage for a stretched muscle while on citalopram (20mg)?

Is it safe to take methocarbomol (robaxin (methocarbamol) 750) at rec. Dosage for a stretched muscle while on citalopram (20mg)?

Drug interactions: Per Drugs. Com - this combination could ^ potential for: 'dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.' ...Read more

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Is it safe to take methocarbomol (robaxin (methocarbamol) 750) at rec. Dosage for a stretched muscle while on citalopram (20mg)?

Is it safe to take methocarbomol (robaxin (methocarbamol) 750) at rec. Dosage for a stretched muscle while on citalopram (20mg)?

Probably: There may be a tendency to reinforce the sedating side effect, which probably can be managed with dosage modification ...Read more

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What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

What's the difference between flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and methocarbamol muscle relaxers?

Few differences: Both Methocarbamol (robaxin) and flexaril (cyclobenzaprine) are muscle relaxants. Exact mechanism of action is unknown, but both are most probably centrally acting muscle relaxants. Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a short half life of 1-2 hrs. And is usually given 4 times a day. Flexeril's half life is 18 hrs (range of 8-37 hrs) and is metabolized mainly by the hepatic cyp450. Flexeril is more sedative. ...Read more

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I take 50 mg nortriptyline and 500mg methocarbamol for fibromyal / muscle spasms n, now my diastolic BP is at60- is this due to the meds?

I take 50 mg nortriptyline and 500mg methocarbamol for fibromyal / muscle spasms n, now my diastolic BP is at60- is this due to the meds?

May be connected: A diastolic blood pressure in the 60s is normal. If it was higher on the past it might have been effected by pain. So the meds may be helping by getting rid of the pain. If you're looking for a more natural solution to your fibromyalgia look into taking vitamin d, fish oil, and magnesium supplements. Those can address the underlying problem versus the meds you're taking which only mask symptoms. ...Read more

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What other than benzos work in the same way to relax muscles. 5mg Valium relieves most of chronic pain for 1/2 days & no side effects. Robaxin (methocarbamol) horrid.

What other than benzos work in the same way to relax muscles. 5mg Valium relieves most of chronic pain for 1/2 days & no side effects. Robaxin (methocarbamol) horrid.

Cyclobenzaprine: Is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses and pain that are sent to your brain. Valium, an anxiolytic, is not classified as a skeletal muscle relaxant but is often used in the management of acute muscle pain for short period of time only. Benzodiazepines are very addictive. See your PCP for more information and options. ...Read more

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I was prescribed methocarbamol for extreme muscle spasms two days ago. I have been taking 750 mg every 8 hours before researching the risks of taking it while pregnant. I may have conceived in the past few days, as it was my ovulation time. Could damage a

Class C: Methocarbamol is a class C in pregnancy meaning that we do not know the risks. If you just ovulated then it is unlikely implantation has occurred yet and if you stop the medication now there is likely no risk to the pregnancy if there is implantation in the next few days. ...Read more

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I have severe trapezius muscle spasms...unbearable pain some days. Taking methocarbamol 500mg & Oxycodone 10mg. Not helping enough- any suggestions? I

I have severe trapezius muscle spasms...unbearable pain some days. Taking methocarbamol 500mg & Oxycodone 10mg. Not helping enough- any suggestions? I

Diagnosis: It really all comes down to the specific diagnosis. Long term narcotics would not be a good idea. Most common cause is an undeyinh structural problem in the spine such as a "pinched nerve" or a symptomatic facet joint. Other possibility us cervical dystonia. Either way, an accurate diagnosis and initiation of treatment specific to cause would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and muscle spasms, I need alternative for the nortriptyline and methocarbamol that I take now because of too low bp, thanks?

I have fibromyalgia and muscle spasms, I need alternative for the nortriptyline and methocarbamol that I take now because of too low bp, thanks?

Fibromyalgia: Multiple treatments for fibromyalgia including medications and low grade aerobic and resistance exercises. Medications used include tramadol, flexural, cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) sevella, amitriptyline, to name a few. Should discuss with your physician that placed you are nortriptyline and Methocarbamol and ask about alternative strategies. ...Read more

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I was prescribed generic robaxin (methocarbamol) for muscle spasms, I have a really bad sinus cold. Can I take nyquil tablets, along with my muscle relaxer?

I was prescribed generic robaxin (methocarbamol) for muscle spasms, I have a really bad sinus cold. Can I take nyquil tablets, along with my muscle relaxer?

You *may*: Robaxin (methocarbamol) and the ingredient doxylamine of Nyquil both cause drowsiness as side effects. While you may take these two drugs together, you should avoid operating heavy machinery, which includes driving. Other sinus options that avoid the interaction all together includes Dayquil or pseudoephedrine. ...Read more

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Hello My dr gave me a new muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco and told me to stop flexeril. I forgot and took them at the same time. Should I be worried?

Hello My dr gave me a new muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco and told me to stop flexeril. I forgot and took them at the same time. Should I be worried?

No need to worry: There is no need to worry. The combination may cause you to feel a bit sleepy or tired. Be careful if you are driving while using these. ...Read more

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Which muscle relaxer is stronger for back, neck, and leg spasms, from herniated discs, and sciatica, orphenadrine, or methocarbamol? Thanks!

It depends: Muscle relaxants work differently in different people. There's no clear "stronger/weaker". Sometimes methocarbamol helps while orphenadrine doesn't or vice versa. See what works for you. ...Read more

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My stomach can't handle Vicodin. I was given Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750 for a torn muscle in my chest, does it have the same effect as Vicodin?

My stomach can't handle Vicodin. I was given Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750 for a torn muscle in my chest, does it have the same effect as Vicodin?

Not likely: These two drugs are in different classes and the chances of Robaxin (methocarbamol) causing stomach symptoms are very low compared to Vicodin which contains an opiate- the class of drugs known to be associated with GI upset and constipation. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with globus caused from anxiety, I was wondering if I could take a muscle relaxer like robaxin (methocarbamol) or skelexa to calm my throat spasms?

Unlikely: It sounds like you are describing vocal fold dysfunction. Muscle relaxants do not help with this condition. This is treated with a specialized form of speech therapy. Certainly, getting help for the anxiety usually helps. ...Read more

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Painful spasms or cramps in both legs since two days. Taken muscle relaxant (methocarbamol) as per doctor's advice but pain is still same. Causes?

Painful spasms or cramps in both legs since two days. Taken muscle relaxant (methocarbamol) as per doctor's advice but pain is still same. Causes?

Electrolytes: If the medicine is not helping, you can stop it. Did your MD check your electrolyte levels? Are you dehydrated? What is your exercise level? The cause of your cramps and spasms should be established before continuing any medication that is not helping. ...Read more

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What is better to take for muscle pain that won't cause stomach problems like acid reflux, robaxin, (methocarbamol) flexeril, or diazepam?

What is better to take for muscle pain that won't cause stomach problems like acid reflux, robaxin, (methocarbamol) flexeril, or diazepam?

All good, but...: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is probably best for muscle pain, in my opinion. None should upset your stomach, but I've had very good experience treating patients with muscle pain and tightness using Robaxin (methocarbamol). Flexeril and Diazepam tend to cause more drowsiness. ...Read more

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I'm scared I used too much muscle rub?

I'm scared I used too much muscle rub?

You can: Always wash off excess with soap and water. ...Read more

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Muscle rub safe for pregnancy?

Muscle rub safe for pregnancy?

For definite check -: With your ob, but I don't think so. Any topical med when applied, does get absorbed into the body but in a very very small amounts.
May be applying it not more than twice ; in small amount would be helpful. But check with your OB for the specific cream you intend to use.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do if I got muscle rub creme in eyes accidentally?

What should I do if I got muscle rub creme in eyes accidentally?

Rinse: Use water or saline solution to wash out the crime from your eyes. Of painful call an ophthalmologist to see you. ...Read more

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Can the muscle rub cream harm your baby if your pregnant?

Can the muscle rub cream harm your baby if your pregnant?

For definite check -: With your ob, but I don't think so. Any topical med when applied, does get absorbed into the body but in a very very small amounts.
May be applying it not more than twice ; in small amount would be helpful. But check with your OB for the specific cream you intend to use.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Cold air blowing in right eye day after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Cold air blowing in right eye day after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Chemacal abrasion: This is likely a chemical conjuntivitis and corneal irritation. That is why cold air bothers eye because it dries out an already irritated cornea. You should use lots of atrificial tears and see an eye doctor as you may need antibiotic drops also. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I'm having extremely horrible back pains from my bra straps are and up. Is it safe to use muscle rub? Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped.

I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I'm having extremely horrible back pains from my bra straps are and up. Is it safe to use muscle rub? Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped.

Ok: Most muscle rubs should be ok, but I would consider a chiropractor an massage therapist with pregnant patient experience. If you have access to an Osteopathic physician that would help. ...Read more

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Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy should be considered. Thoracic imaging such as MRI can be utilized for further work up ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a stiff neck with no fever and kind of weak. I've tried throat spray, muscle rub, Vicks, and day quill with no relief.?

I have a sore throat and a stiff neck with no fever and kind of weak. I've tried throat spray, muscle rub, Vicks, and day quill with no relief.?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). A complaint of "stiff neck" sometimes means serious things. A Dr. Should check. ...Read more

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Hi I have fibromyalgia and I'm wondering can I take robaxin-750mg long term to help with the muscle pain?

Hi I have fibromyalgia and I'm wondering can I take robaxin-750mg long term to help with the muscle pain?

Your boss is a hello: fibromyalgia is a very real and very complicated condition. It is due to over activity of peripheral nerves that are involved in sensation. Most people with fibromyalgia having a neuropathy. Whether or not a conservative drug like robaxin (methocarbamol) helps, depends on specifically what type of process or what type of neuropathy is causing your fibromialgia. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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Can you take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen)? I woke up with a stiff neck and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen). I was wondering if it is ok to take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with muscle spasms in my neck.

Can you take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen)? I woke up with a stiff neck and have been taking tylenol (acetaminophen). I was wondering if it is ok to take robaxin with tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with muscle spasms in my neck.

Robaxin (methocarbamol): Robaxin is commonly prescribed for similar conditions. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is additionally useful as an adjuvant analgesic. As every patient's medical history and medication pharmacodynamics are different, I always recommend medications only be taken together under the supervision of your personal physician. ...Read more

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I was prescribed oxycotin along with soma's. My doctor recently changed my muscle relaxer to methocarbam. Will the two have the same physical effects?

I was prescribed oxycotin along with soma's. My doctor recently changed my muscle relaxer to methocarbam. Will the two have the same physical effects?

Near same: Both Soma (carisoprodol) and Methocarbam are muscle relaxants. The Soma (carisoprodol) may not have been working as well for you as your MD would like or you were having an adverse reaction to the Soma (carisoprodol) so your MD probably thought Methocarbam might work better for you. It has a similar pharmacological profile to Soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Methocarbamol (Definition)

Methocarbamol (trade name robaxin, (methocarbamol) which is marketed by actient pharmaceuticals in the United States and pfizer in canada) is a central muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle spasms. Because of potential for side-effects, this drug is considered to be a high-risk ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Robaxin (Definition)

Robaxin is a combination agent for pain which is a ...Read more