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Dr. Ronald Krauser
156 Doctors shared insights

Robaxin (Overview)

Robaxin is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
156 Doctors shared insights

Robaxin (Overview)

Robaxin is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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Was prescribed Robaxin (methocarbamol) for back how will it make me feel?

Was prescribed Robaxin (methocarbamol) for back how will it make me feel?

It's: A muscle relaxer. So hopefully it will make you feel better. Side effects vary person to person. Most of my PTs complained of fatigue. Loss of energy. If something doesn't feel right stop the medicine and call your doctor ...Read more

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Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more

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The doc prescribed me robaxin (methocarbamol) for back pain it didn't work long?

The doc prescribed me robaxin (methocarbamol) for back pain it didn't work long?

Helps to relax: This drug is a muscle relaxant and may help relieve some pain but other drugs may be more helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take robaxin 500mg 2x a day, trazodone 50mg, Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg, ibuprofen 800 4x a day, and vicodin 5/500mg every 8-10 hrs together?

Is it safe to take robaxin 500mg 2x a day, trazodone 50mg, Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg, ibuprofen 800 4x a day, and vicodin 5/500mg every 8-10 hrs together?

Ask your doctor: Each of the listed medications may cause side effects and there is a possibility for drug-drug interaction. Discuss this regime with your prescribing doctor as there may be extenuating circumstances that justify this regimen. Vicodin may lead to tolerance, dependance and addiction. Ibuprofen 4 x a day may lead to serious side effects. ...Read more

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Taking robaxin-750 4x/day, what time interval should they be? Would 2 at once lengthen effect? Only last 2hr on 1 & can't sleep well, spasms waking me

No: Imo Robaxin (methocarbamol) has little value. You are already over the maximum dose. Stop it if it is not working at the dose you are already taking. Your doctor needs to find a better solution. ...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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Is it safe to mix tylenol (acetaminophen) and robaxin?

Is it safe to mix tylenol (acetaminophen) and robaxin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or axion: Yes no problem taking them both together as prescribed. Most medication if used as prescribed are safe. ...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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What is in robaxin (methocarbamol) and how much is safe?

Robaxin (methocarbamol): Is a centrally acting muscle relaxant and the recommended dose is start 1500 mg 4 X/day; maintain at 1500 mg 3 X/day. ...Read more

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Doc gave me robaxin (methocarbamol) 750 and anexsia 7.5/650 for migraines. I accidently took two anexsia. Is this too much?

Doubtful: Watch for drowsiness but it should not have any longterm problems. Please be careful in the future and take medications as prescribed. ...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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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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What is in robaxin (methocarbamol) and how much is safe?

Robaxin (methocarbamol): Is a centrally acting muscle relaxant and the recommended dose is start 1500 mg 4 X/day; maintain at 1500 mg 3 X/day. ...Read more

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Can yu take loratabs and robaxin (methocarbamol) together?

No: The combination could case an additive effect so I would not recommend the combination. ...Read more

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Is Robaxin prn, or do I need to take it regularly for it to work?

Robaxin: While it can be used prn - it does work much better when you achieve a blood level and maintain it. Also - generally the sedation side effects wear off with regular use. I would recommend it to be used regularly and once the painful condition seems under control you can certainly back off on dosing. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it good to take robaxin (methocarbamol) to suppress my back pains?

Is it good to take robaxin (methocarbamol) to suppress my back pains?

No!: Robaxin (methocarbinol) does not directly relax tense muscles in most people and has not been shown be any more effective than pain killers or anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen).

Robaxin can cause over-sedation, dizziness, nausea and constipation or diarrhea. Less common but more serious side effects: seizures, fainting, severe allergic reactions, very slow heart beat. ...Read more

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Was prescribed Robaxin (methocarbamol) for back how will it make me feel?

It's: A muscle relaxer. So hopefully it will make you feel better. Side effects vary person to person. Most of my PTs complained of fatigue. Loss of energy. If something doesn't feel right stop the medicine and call 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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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 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

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