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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Methocarbamol

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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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On average, how long does methocarbamol (robaxin) stay in your urine?

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

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 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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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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The doc prescribed me robaxin (methocarbamol) for back pain it didn't work long?

The doc prescribed me robaxin (methocarbamol) for back pain it didn't work long?

Helps to relax: This drug is a muscle relaxant and may help relieve some pain but other drugs may be more helpful. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of methocarbamol?

What are some side effects of methocarbamol?

Many potential: Always read handout about your medication from pharmacy. This should have your answer. Range is as simple as lightheaded all the way to something serious as seizure. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of methocarbamol 500mg? Is it addicting?

Muscle relaxer: Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxer. Most common side effects are dizziness, tiredness, headache and nausea. If you notice symptoms, consult your Doctor. It has a relatively short half life so you should not get addicted to it. However if you take more than prescribed there is a potential for addiction especially among those who are looking for a sedative-like affect. ...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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How many methocarbamol pills can I take?

Methacarbamol: Max dose is 8000mg per day. Pills are 500 and 750mg. ...Read more

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Can yu take loratabs and robaxin (methocarbamol) together?

No: The combination could case an additive effect so I would not recommend the combination. ...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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Does methocarbamol help with RLS?

Prob not, try iron: Methocarbamol is not likely to help very much. The most effective treatment for restless leg syndrome usually is iron pills. Although iron is normally used to treat iron-deficiency anemia, it has been found to be highly effective against most cases of RLS. (I speak from personal as well as professional experience. My wife's very bothersome RLS cleared entirely with iron.) Ask 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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How alike are methocarbamol to orphenadrine?

Similar effects: Both are used as muscle relaxants and pain relievers. Methocarbamol (Robaxin) is a muscle relaxant that depresses nerves, centrally and peripherally. It is relared to Soma (carisoprodol). Orphenadrine is closely related to diphenhydramine (Benadryl), and is also used as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. I It is in the antihistamine class of drugs. So, though used for same purpose, not alike. ...Read more

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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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Methocarbamol, what would show up a on drug test?

Methocarbamol, what would show up a on drug test?

Robaxin (methocarbamol): On regular urine drug screen, nothing, if no other substances are used. ...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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Is methocarbamol good for a bad tension type headache?

Methocarbamol: Brand name Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant, althogh it has been used sometime for tension headaches, but it is not that effective and is a poor choice to use for tension headache. ...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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Robaxin (Definition)

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