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Long Term Effects Of Methocarbamol
Up 72 hours.: Up to 3 days if well hydrated. ...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 ...Read more
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
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
Approximately: 24 hours. Hope that helps.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after taking 750mg robaxin (methocarbamol) should it take to kick in and can you take them as and when needed. Bottle says 1 tablet 4 times a day.
Muscle relaxants: 3-4 a day...... Will feel the effects within 60 minutes typically ...Read more
Have PTSD & disabled from spine. Is it unsafe to take Valium AND muscle relaxer ie robaxin (methocarbamol)? Kaiser no longer prescribe both. Forcing me to choose 1
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
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
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
No: The combination could case an additive effect so I would not recommend the combination. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Methocatbamol: No, it does not show up in drug screens. ...Read more
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
No: Not considered a drug of abuse.Get a more detailed answer ›