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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

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

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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What are the common side effect of taking Methocarbamol 600 mg and gabapentin 300 mg together? Can taking both together cause excessive hunger?

What are the common side effect of taking Methocarbamol 600 mg and gabapentin 300 mg together? Can taking both together cause excessive hunger?

Excessive hunger: Hard to be sure but I recommend you take methocarbamol on day 1 and gabapentin on day 2.
If thinks are OK as noted above, keep doing it that way.
That said, if that is not helping please see your docotr.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I was prescribed oxycotin along with soma's. My doctor recently changed my muscle relaxer to methocarbam. Will the two have the same physical effects?

I was prescribed oxycotin along with soma's. My doctor recently changed my muscle relaxer to methocarbam. Will the two have the same physical effects?

Near same: Both Soma (carisoprodol) and Methocarbam are muscle relaxants. The Soma (carisoprodol) may not have been working as well for you as your MD would like or you were having an adverse reaction to the Soma (carisoprodol) so your MD probably thought Methocarbam might work better for you. It has a similar pharmacological profile to Soma (carisoprodol). ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol a strong drug?

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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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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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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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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Does methocarbamol have a relaxing effect?

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