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Methocarbamol Overdose In Children
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
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
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
My sister overdosed on medications she took 70 methocarbamol, 30 nabumetone, and 30 oxycodone. What will happen to her. Will she die?
Need ER: Call 911 and have her get emergency services. ...Read more
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
YOU CAN: NOT DANGEROUS IF BOTH TOGETHER ARE HELPING MORE THAN EITHER ALONE, BUT THIS COMBINATION CAN CAUSE EXCESS SEDATION, SO BE VERY CAREFULL. ...Read more
Call poison control: Call poison control right now! If she is acting abnormally, call 911. Poison control is (800) 222-1222. Do it, please! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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, ...Read more