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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


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I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?

I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?

Yes: Watch for sedation though. Don't drive until you know how sleepy you will get with the combination of Neurontin (gabapentin) and methocarbimal. (assuming you take the amitryptyline at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take robaxin (methocarbamol) 500mg with ibuprofen 400mg to 800mg or with naproxen 500mg? For muscle pain and muscle spasms?

Is it safe to take robaxin (methocarbamol) 500mg with ibuprofen 400mg to 800mg or with naproxen 500mg? For muscle pain and muscle spasms?

Common: Nsaid (ibp or naprosyn) is routinely prescribed with a muscle relaxant in order to address inflammation / pain component and the spasm/pain component of a sprain/strain. Local cool compresses (if acute) or warm compresses (if >3-5 days present), can give additive benefit. ...Read more

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If a 14 year old girl was taking robaxin (methocarbamol) 750mg and naproxen 500mg how much is to much till an overdose?

If a 14 year old girl was taking robaxin (methocarbamol) 750mg and naproxen 500mg how much is to much till an overdose?

Call Poison Control: I suggest you do what we would do in the office and call the poison control center, 1-800-222-1222, and ask for advice. Though I should add, if there is any question of seriousness, get to the er asap. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Opiate and NSAID: Yes. Most of the inflammatory pain syndromes would be treated with hydrocodone as well as NSAID such as ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). However, plesae remember that these medications when taken long term can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and even the heart. For short term they are fine if you don't already have any other medical problems. ...Read more

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Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds if allergic to naprosyn?

Can you take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold meds if allergic to naprosyn?

Most likely: Naprosyn (naproxen) is not directly related to Acetaminophen so it would be unlikely that you would have a sensitivity to acetaminophen. If you've never taken Acetaminophen before i'd suggest taking a small dose to confirm it is in fact safe. If symptoms of an allergic reaction do occur seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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How many hours do you work to take a motion after a naprosyn (naproxen) 325mg?

Please re-pose the q: Your question is not clear. I have a hunch what question you are asking but I don't want to guess. Nobody here will guess ...Read more

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Can I take these 3 medicine at the same time or will it have a bad effect tramal 50mg naprosyn (naproxen) 500mg Duromine 30?

Yes, safe to take: Yes, it is safe for you to take those 3 medications at the same time. There are no interactions among those medications. ...Read more

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I have suffered with chronic pain in only the left top portion of my back. I take naprosyn, (naproxen) but it only helps a little. I have had this pain for 6 months. What should I do? I don't have insurance.

I have suffered with chronic pain in only the left top portion of my back. I take naprosyn, (naproxen) but it only helps a little. I have had this pain for 6 months. What should I do? I don't have insurance.

Ultimately, See Doc: An ice pack, cold massage, heating pad, or warm compress applied to the area may help to reduce pain. Use nonprescription pain drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. As pain eases, stretch & strengthen. Focus on back and abdominal strength, flexibility, and posture. To learn more: national institute of arthritis & musculoskeletal & skin disorders, www. Niams. Nih. Gov. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take pain relievers after finishing a naprosyn (naproxen) prescription?

How long should I wait to take pain relievers after finishing a naprosyn (naproxen) prescription?

NSAIDs: Naprosyn (naproxen) or any other NSAID will relieve pain and reduce inflammation. If that is not holding your pain, you need to be seen and reevaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, I was at the ER today and the doctor prescribed Naprosyn (naproxen) 375 mg 3 times a day. I already have Naproxen at home but it is 500 mg. Can I take that?

Hi, I was at the ER today and the doctor prescribed Naprosyn (naproxen) 375 mg 3 times a day. I already have Naproxen at home but it is 500 mg. Can I take that?

OK to take 500,: Although it's always best to err on the side of caution. With anti-inflammatory medications, take the lowest dose that gives you relief. Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be rough on the kidneys. Taking a slightly higher dose than prescribed should be OK for a short period. ...Read more

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I have little swelling on outside of vagina after my period. Whether use of sanitary napkins can cause it? What should I do? Shall I take naprosyn (naproxen)?

I have little swelling on outside of vagina after my period. Whether use of sanitary napkins can cause it? What should I do? Shall I take naprosyn (naproxen)?

Try Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Lotrisone is an over the counter yeast medication that also has a low dose steroid. Naprosyn (naproxen) is fine. Some patients are allergic to the adhesive on pads. If it does not improve you should schedule an appt for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 mo ago & was recently diagnosed with tendonitis in my wrist. My dr gave me naprosyn (naproxen) & a Medrol pack. Is it safe to take these 2gethr?

I had a baby 4 mo ago & was recently diagnosed with tendonitis in my wrist. My dr gave me naprosyn (naproxen) & a Medrol pack. Is it safe to take these 2gethr?

I wouldn't: I usually don't have my patients take an nsaid together
with a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack
I believe they both can cause gi side effects and taking
them both at the same time can increase potential
risks
I usually stop the nsaids while the patient is on the
Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack ...Read more

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I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen)?

That's an Ibuprofen-: Like compound, known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It's also known as Aleve (naproxen) too OTC. This class produces gastritis or stomach lining irritation and worse without food. So this is why when you are getting gastric bypass surgery, and have little space hold food in, the NSAIDS can wreak havoc on your stomach's lining and cause you pain and distress. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take expired methocarbamol?

Is it ok to take expired methocarbamol?

When expired?: Depends on how long ago it expired and the conditions in which it was kept. The expiration date includes for most medication an extra years worth of safety (not true for many drugs, particularly injectables). I would not fret if were a year expired. ...Read more

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What happens if u take 3 methocarbamol?

What happens if u take 3 methocarbamol?

Depends: Methocarbamol comes in 500 mg and 750 mg forms - 3 of the 500 mg tabs would be ok, whereas 3 of the 750 is above the recommended dose. Side effects could include slowed heart rate, decreased blood pressure, confusion, sleepiness, etc. Presumably it's out of your system by now but if you're still having side effects, see a physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 8000 mg of methocarbamol?

Is it safe to take 8000 mg of methocarbamol?

Usually not: Assuming this is orally given for muscle spasm (it can be given IV and also be used for tetanus), you can take up to 6 gms/day (split up 4x/day, therefore 1.5 gm/dose) for the first 2-3 days, then decrease to 4-4.5 gms/day in 3-6 divided doses. There are rare cases where you can take 2 gms/dose during the 1st 2-3 days (discuss with md 1st). Confusion and low heart rate & blood pressure=toxicity. ...Read more

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Is sam-e safe to take with Robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Yes: I can not find an adverse interaction with SAMe and Robaxin (methocarbamol). Always take caution when using new medications together but drug interaction testing appears to be OK. ...Read more

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Can I take methocarbamol and two midol pills as well?

Read label: Many questions involving advice regarding meds and dosages cannot be answered safely without knowing your medical history. With otc medication it is important to read labels. In this case yes, should be ok. ...Read more

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Can a person take 282 mep and robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Can a person take 282 mep and robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Yes but.....: An ingredient in 282mep called Meprobamate acts as a muscle relaxant. This is essentially a similar mechanism of action as robaxin (methocarbamol). I do not advise this combination. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take robaxin (methocarbamol) & narco together?

Yes: These medications can be used together although there is a significant risk of constipation as well as difficulty with memory, concentration, and confusion. An important step is to explore why you need these medications. Robaxin (methocarbamol) and narco are symptom treatments. It is always better to get rid of the problem than to treat the symptoms alone. ...Read more

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How long after taking hydroxyzine, would it be ok to take methocarbamol?

Avoid or reduce: Dose of both or either, combination can cause CNS depression. Hydroxyzine stays in your system for a day or two, while methocarbamol stays only for few hours, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, take care ...Read more

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I have robaxin (methocarbamol) and pain pills. Can I take them together?

I have robaxin (methocarbamol) and pain pills. Can I take them together?

Robs in pain pills: Yes they can be taken together. Keep in mind that the side effects of both can be more pronounced. Make you do also drink, drive or operate machinery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have robaxin (methocarbamol) that is 4 years beyond its discard date. Is it safe to take it now?

Its not recommended-: To do that.
Meds beyond their expiry date should not be used, as they start degrading (break down) and may cause more problems (side effects) or may have no effect at all.
You should not use it and take it to your local pharmacy for them to dispose it off. Do not throw it in the garbage. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Naprosyn (Definition)

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