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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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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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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

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Please describe the medication: methocarbamol?

Please describe the medication: methocarbamol?

Muscule Relaxant: 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 medication for the elderly. ...Read more

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How should you feel after taking methocarbamol?

Fairly normal: Some patients with this medication could feel drowsy or sleepy and you should be careful with any activity that could put you or other people at risk such as driving. Some people might get a headache or nausea. The goal of the medication is to relax muscle. If you are not feeling right stop the medication and speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Cn pravastation and methocarbamol be taken together?

Cn pravastation and methocarbamol be taken together?

Discuss with MD: No real serious reports of pravastatin and Methocarbamol interactions. However you should discuss with your doctor or pharmacist as other factors may come into play when deciding if a particular medication and it's potential side effect profile is right for your overall situation. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol an opiate?

No: Centrally acting muscle relaxant. I prescribe it a lot for patients due to short duration and lower sedation compared to others. Great when combined with aqua therapy or yoga. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin 5/500 with methocarbamol?

Yes: But there will be an increased risk of sedation. You should take these is only under the direction of a physician. Do not self medicate. ...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 methocarbamol good for relieving back pain?

Is methocarbamol good for relieving back pain?

Robaxin (methocarbamol) is older…: Med used in treatment of back pain; mild muscle relaxer, that has been replaced by newer, more effective ones (flexeril, norflex, (orphenadrine) etc). If pain due solely to muscle spasm, muscle relaxer may suffice, but moist heat, stretching, & NSAID use generally provide better relief. See doc for options for treatment after evaluation of condition. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol good for relieving back pain?

Variable: It is helpful for some, not for others. It is a reasonably safe medication in my opinion and I do prescribe it. It can make you drowsy so you should not drive or use power tools when taking this medication. ...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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I took methocarbamol 750 an hour ago. Can I take Percocet 10 325?

Meds: Yes you have taken a muscle relaxer and and if you have not improved that it's OK to take Percocet for the pain ...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

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I have robaxin (methocarbamol) and percocet== can I take them together?

Yes if prescribed.: If the prescribing physician knows that you have both then they are okay to take together. ...Read more

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I took 2 methocarbamol 750 mg at about 8 30 am would it bwas safe to take a 5 mg lortab now at 3 pm?

Yes, they have-: -different actions. One is a muscle relaxant while the other is for pain. Be sure you know how it will effect you before operating any machinery, especially driving. ...Read more

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Am I taking to much meds for my pain codeine and methocarbamol 8 each aday still not take the pain away for my sactica?

Am I taking to much meds for my pain codeine and methocarbamol 8 each aday still not take the pain away for my sactica?

Let your Dr know: Sometimes steroids or NSAID medication can help decrease swelling and inflammation at point of nerve /root compression. Ibuprofen 400-800 mg every 8 hours with food can be tried at first. Traction or surgery may be indicated if the problem is in the spinal area. I'n most localities the therapist cannot do traction without an additional order from the physician. ...Read more

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I need to stop, using for 10 years, each month I take 100 mg morphs, when that's gone liquid opium. I heard robaxin (methocarbamol) helps, will this help?

Opioid Dependency: If you want to stop using opioid medications, see your physician for treatment. There are several approved medications for this condition. Be sure to ask if you physician does this type of treatment; as it requires additional training not provided in medical school. Opioid abuse can ruin your life. It can cause respiratory depression and end in accidental death, . Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Have fibromyalgia, pt n nerontin, no help. On sulindac400 MG day, Robaxin (methocarbamol) 1000 to 1500 a day. Life changing but times pain is bad. What else can help?

FM: FM is a difficult Dx to make. True FM is rare. Nothing works but beware of suicidal thoughts. If so GET HELP. TheRobaxin (methocarbamol) is worthless. You might try another NSAID like diclofenac or meloxicam. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is sedative and a more specific one may be of a little help. Try meditation or other psychologic therapy. It can help a lot. ...Read more

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Methocarbamol and ibuprofen thogethger?

Can be taken: There is no problem in taking Methocarbamol (robaxin (methocarbamol) muscle relaxant) and Ibuprofen (motrin anti-inflammatory) together. In fact there is a pill that contains both of them ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol and ibuprofen 800 addictve?

Is methocarbamol and ibuprofen 800 addictve?

No: No they are not. One is a muscle relaxant and one is an anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol a strong drug?

Yes: All drugs can have side effects. Methocarbamol can cause drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, blurred vision, change in urine color, itching, rash. It can be helpful for a short period of time as a "muscle relaxer." it can be habit forming, so it should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take methocarbamol?

Methocarbamol: No it is not bad to take methacabamol. As with any drug you want to take it for muscle spasm symptoms an then discontinue it when you no longer need it. ...Read more

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Does methocarbamol make you high?

Maybe: There are rare cases of people believing it does make them high although there is no firm medical evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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Does methocarbamol have a relaxing effect?

Methocarbamol: Methocarbamol (Robaxin) may have a sedative / depressant effect. It activates gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA) receptors. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Robaxin (Definition)

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