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What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

Muscle relaxer: It's a muscle relaxer used to treat muscle spasm/tightness. ...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


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How long does methocarbamol (robaxin) stay in the body?

How long does methocarbamol (robaxin) stay in the body?

24 hrs.: Thehalf-life is 4 hrs, which is why a tid schedule is used. At 24 hrs after stopping it, less than 2% will be in your blood. ...Read more

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What is in robaxin (methocarbamol) and how much is safe?

Robaxin (methocarbamol): Is a centrally acting muscle relaxant and the recommended dose is start 1500 mg 4 X/day; maintain at 1500 mg 3 X/day. ...Read more

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Is Robaxin prn, or do I need to take it regularly for it to work?

Robaxin: While it can be used prn - it does work much better when you achieve a blood level and maintain it. Also - generally the sedation side effects wear off with regular use. I would recommend it to be used regularly and once the painful condition seems under control you can certainly back off on dosing. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it good to take robaxin (methocarbamol) to suppress my back pains?

Is it good to take robaxin (methocarbamol) to suppress my back pains?

No!: Robaxin (methocarbinol) does not directly relax tense muscles in most people and has not been shown be any more effective than pain killers or anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen).

Robaxin can cause over-sedation, dizziness, nausea and constipation or diarrhea. Less common but more serious side effects: seizures, fainting, severe allergic reactions, very slow heart beat. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Robaxin (methocarbamol) for back how will it make me feel?

It's: A muscle relaxer. So hopefully it will make you feel better. Side effects vary person to person. Most of my PTs complained of fatigue. Loss of energy. If something doesn't feel right stop the medicine and call your doctor ...Read more

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Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

No: There are no addictive properties to any typical muscle relaxants (excluding valium that can be used for muscle relaxation). ...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 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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Can robaxin (methocarbamol) & flexiril be taken together?

Can robaxin (methocarbamol) & flexiril be taken together?

Shouldn't be taken -: Together as they are similar drugs and maybe dangerous.
So don't take them and check with your doctor. ...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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On average, how long does methocarbamol (robaxin) stay in your urine?

Urine testing: Robaxin (methocarbamol) will not show up on a drug test. Robaxin is a muscle relaxant unrelated to barbiturates, benzodiazepines or other formers of scheduled narcotics. It is not a controlled substance and should not show up in a urine screening test. ...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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Can robaxin (methocarbamol) heal pain for good like ibuprofin until the next time you feel pain?

No: This is a mild muscle relaxant and may help with muscle spasm. It is unlikely to do more than provide short term relief. ...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

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If I took hydroxyzine on Friday, would it be ok to take Robaxin on Saturday, or do I need to wait more time? Thanks!

Fine: These two are ok even if taken together even though Robaxin may have slight sedative effect. Be sure about your level of alertness when you are taking either or both drugs before you operate machinery or drive your car however. ...Read more

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If I took robaxin (methocarbamol) 15 hours ago, is it OK to take hydroxyzine now? How much time do I need to take between each one?

Ok together: The major concern is the potentially additive drowsiness effect from taking both drugs at the same time. However Robaxin (methocarbamol) causes sedation in just a small number of people. If you want to be ultra safe, allow a gap of 4 hours. If you are going to bed anyway, I don't see the need for waiting. ...Read more

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I am prescribed to take one tablet of methocarbamol 750mg substituted for robaxin every 8 hours w/food as needed. How long until I can drink after it?

I am prescribed to take one tablet of methocarbamol 750mg substituted for robaxin every 8 hours w/food as needed. How long until I can drink after it?

Now but: Don't drink more than 10 ounces wine or 24 ounces of beer or 2 ounces liquor[vodka/whickey] and not all together but ither or, overdrinking causes mojor problems to liver heart brain and other, modest 100% grape wine red wine has proven health benefits [opens arteries ] and people live longewr so enjoy, modestly. ...Read more

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Will robaxin (methocarbamol) show up in a ua?

Will robaxin (methocarbamol) show up in a ua?

No: A urinalysis (ua) does not check for medications. If you mean a urine drug screen, Robaxin (methocarbamol) will not show up on a typical urine drug screen. ...Read more

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Is it better to take hydrocodone vs robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Is it better to take hydrocodone vs robaxin (methocarbamol)?

For what?: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant, so is best for things like muscle spasm. Hydrocodone is an opioid that works on most types of pain. Your doctor can determine which, if either or both, is best and safest for you. ...Read more

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Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

Drug Abuse: No. These are designed to be nearly the same medication. Taking them both is not in any way a sign of healthy behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Robaxin (Definition)

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