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Is it ok to take expired methocarbamol?

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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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 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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What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

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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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?

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

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Cn pravastation and methocarbamol be taken together?

Cn pravastation and methocarbamol be taken together?

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

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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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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 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?

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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Robaxin (Definition)

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