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Doctor insights on: Methocarbamol Withdrawal

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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


Dr. William Jurewitz Dr. Jurewitz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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What are the pregnancy risk taking methocarbomal for opiate withdrawl? My 3 pregnancy test were negative but was told it might be too early to tell.

What are the pregnancy risk taking methocarbomal for opiate withdrawl? My 3 pregnancy test were negative but was told it might be too early to tell.

Methocarbamol: Methocarbamol is a Class C drug for pregnancy, which basically means that it should only be used if absolutely necessary. Although there is no definite evidence that it might be related to birth defects or miscarriage, it would be best not to take it while pregnant

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

Muscle relaxer: It's a muscle relaxer used to treat muscle spasm/tightness.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER Dr. WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
29 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can someone compare hydrocodine to methocarbamol?

Comparison: Hydrocodone is for pain control, methacabamol is for muscle spasm relief.

Dr. Arthur Mandelin Dr. Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What would happen if I take expired methocarbamol?

What would happen if I take expired methocarbamol?

Don't: You should never take a medication that has expired.

Dr. Timothy Silver Dr. Silver
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
20 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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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.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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).

Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

Dr. William Lages Dr. Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
64 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Alfred Kim Dr. Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
12 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Robaxin (Definition)

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