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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Methocarbamol (Overview)

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.


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What are lichen planus methocarbamol, acidophylus, glucosamine?

What are lichen planus methocarbamol, acidophylus, glucosamine?

The first (LP) is a: Skin condition, while the others all drugs.
Is there a need for specific use of these meds? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
157 Doctors shared insights

Methocarbamol (Overview)

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.


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Does methocarbamol make you high?

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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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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Can I take two or three methocarbamol and not overdose?

Can I take two or three methocarbamol and not overdose?

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

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I was prescribed cyclobenzapr 10mg, methocarbamol 750mg, hydrococo/apap 5-325mg, and promethazine 25mg. Is it safe to take these meds together?

I was prescribed cyclobenzapr 10mg, methocarbamol 750mg, hydrococo/apap 5-325mg, and promethazine 25mg. Is it safe to take these meds together?

Maybe not: If you take all of the above medications at the same time, you could become extremely sleepy and weak. It's also unusual to take cyclobenzaprine and Methocarbamol together at the same time, since they do the same thing. Promethazine is for nausea and vomiting. You would also probably get a very dry mouth and possibly a headache. The effects of these drugs are additive. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Muscle Relaxers: You know you would think that muscle relaxers would work well for uterine cramps but in my experience they just don't do very much. I have had much better success with the NSAID's because they block prostaglandin which actually cause the cramping in the uterus. The one that my patients seem to have the most help with is naproxyn which is found in over the counter Aleve, (naproxen) 2 tablets twice a day. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol effective for relieving back pain?

Can be helpful: Methocarbamol which is a mild tranquilizer can cause the muscles to relax and can be helpful for back and neck spasms. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is currently "kicking" heroin and has to drug test for probation. Will methocarbamol show up if he is tested?

My boyfriend is currently "kicking" heroin and has to drug test for probation. Will methocarbamol show up if he is tested?

Drug testing: Good for him for dealing with an addiction. Okay to ask the drug testing center your question about methocarbamol. Okay to encourage your boyfriend to tell the testing center he is taking this medication. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methocarbamol along with ibprofen?

Yes: Short answer is yes, but important to review all meds taken to see if there are interactions. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can methocarbamol 750mg get you high. Recreational use.?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Methocarbamol: Is a central muscle relaxant to treat spasms. It has abuse profile similar to, but weaker than, Lorazepam (ativan). At high doses, it can produce dysphoria. ...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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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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Can methocarbamol have a drug interaction with methotrexate?

Can methocarbamol have a drug interaction with methotrexate?

Here's a link...: Consider checking this: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Php ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix methocarbamol and acetaminophen?

Yes.: Don't take more than 3000 mg of Acetaminophen per day. Used to be 4000 mg upper limit, but even this level can be harmful. ...Read more

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Am I taking to much meds for my pain codeine and methocarbamol 8 each aday still not take the pain away for my sactica?

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

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How many methocarbamol pills can I take at one time?

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

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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Robaxin (Definition)

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