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Is Methocarbamol A Narcotic
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
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
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
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
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
Don't: You should never take a medication that has expired. ...Read more
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
Robaxin (methocarbamol) is older…: Med used in treatment of back pain; mild muscle relaxer, that has been replaced by newer, more effective ones (flexeril, norflex, (orphenadrine) etc).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
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
Robaxin (methocarbamol) toradol: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: There are no direct or indirect interactions between these medications. ...Read more
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
Yes if prescribed.: If the prescribing physician knows that you have both then they are okay to take together. ...Read more
I am in extreme pain from spondylolisthesis & nothing works but robaxin (methocarbamol). Why could that be?
Is methocarbamol safe to take for painful and debilitating back spasms? What are the most common side effects?
It is safe: The most common side effect is sedation. ...Read more
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
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
Prescribed robaxin (methocarbamol) 4x/day, what intervals should they be? Would 2 at once lengthen the effect? Only last 2hr on 1 & can't sleep well, spasms waking me
Robaxin (methocarbamol) 500 might: Not be enough. Try 750 mgs 4 x a day. Or try cyclobenzaprine 10-20 mg a day. ...Read more
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
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