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Methocarbamol Overdose (Overview)

Methocarbamol is the generic name for robaxin, which is a muscle relaxant. An overdose implies that a person has taken more than the recommended dose of robaxin and is suffering from complications from that which can include over sedation, respiratory depression, and even respiratory arrest.


Methocarbamol Overdose (Overview)

Methocarbamol is the generic name for robaxin, which is a muscle relaxant. An overdose implies that a person has taken more than the recommended dose of robaxin and is suffering from complications from that which can include over sedation, respiratory depression, and even respiratory arrest.


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What is the definition or description of: Methocarbamol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Methocarbamol overdose?

See below: Methocarbamol is the generic name for robaxin, which is a muscle relaxant. An overdose implies that a person has taken more than the recommended dose of robaxin and is suffering from complications from that which can include over sedation, respiratory depression, and even respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for methocarbamol overdose?

Life support: Basically support of respiration, circulation, blood pressure. If taken only minutes before induce vomiting and give activated charcoal. ...Read more

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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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If a 14 year old girl was taking robaxin (methocarbamol) 750mg and naproxen 500mg how much is to much till an overdose?

If a 14 year old girl was taking robaxin (methocarbamol) 750mg and naproxen 500mg how much is to much till an overdose?

Call Poison Control: I suggest you do what we would do in the office and call the poison control center, 1-800-222-1222, and ask for advice. Though I should add, if there is any question of seriousness, get to the er asap. ...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?

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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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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Is it possible for me to get high from methocarbamol?

Yes: If you have this side effect stop the medication and call your doctor. ...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?

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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Can robaxin (methocarbamol) & flexiril be taken together?

Can robaxin (methocarbamol) & flexiril be taken together?

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

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Is it ok to take robaxin (methocarbamol) & narco together?

Yes: These medications can be used together although there is a significant risk of constipation as well as difficulty with memory, concentration, and confusion. An important step is to explore why you need these medications. Robaxin (methocarbamol) and narco are symptom treatments. It is always better to get rid of the problem than to treat the symptoms alone. ...Read more

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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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