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Methocarbam Side Effects
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
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
Can Robaxin (methocarbamol) cause you to feel spacey or to still exhibit side effects the next day?
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
What are the common side effect of taking Methocarbamol 600 mg and gabapentin 300 mg together? Can taking both together cause excessive hunger?
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
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
Two: I do not know if your physician prescibed one or two at a time and you should follow those directions. However, no more then two at a time is prescibed. ...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
Yes: If you have this side effect stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: However, the most Methocarbamol that I prescribe would be one or two at a time. Three most likely would not be harmful one time but three pills at a time should not be done on any regular basis since it is more then the prescibed dosing. If it is not helping at the prescibed dosing speak with your physician. ...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