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Robaxin For Fibromyalgia
See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are very addicting if taken on a long term basis so since fibromyalgia is a chronic problem and an alternative treatment that would be better is an antidepressant Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica or neurontin.See pcp for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: Every fibromyalgia patient is different and a medicine that works for one patient may not work for another. Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is a muscle relaxant that belongs to a class of drugs called the tricyclic antidepressants. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a seizure medicine that is also used to treat pain. While many patients benefit from these medicines, others don't tolerate them. You will have to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narcotics poor here: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) (and Ultram) shares some of the basic functional characteristics of several of the fibromyalgia treatments but remains an "off label" use of the drug narcotics like Norco really have little usefulness in fibro! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it causes drowsiness and helps people sleep which is a big problem in fibromyalgia. Because of its many side effects, it may not be well tolerated by older people. It should be avoided in people who have heart problems, prostate problems and glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either might work: There are three fda approved approaches, lyrica, cymbalta, and savella (milnacipran). Would note that the latter two can cause nausea, and perhaps risk a little higher with cymbalta, but, if taken after food, can be mitigated. Would recommend you get some samples, and try for about 4 weeks, and see how you tolerate both the effects and side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is related to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. These are often used to combat the sleep disorder commonly associated with fibromyalgia hence its muscle "relaxing" there is no true mechanism of action demonstrating muscle relaxation but the tricyclic effects might be helpful to fibromyalgia...just not the way you might expect! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibromyalgia: Dear butterfly78765, nortriptyline is an older tricyclic antidepressants which has cardiac and anticholinergic side effects. It would be best to optimize one medication, either one would be fine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) would be preferred due to lesser side effects, major one being 10% patients can get high blood pressure. The answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take gabapentin and verapamil for compl. migraine. Took flexeril 3hr ago for arth in neck. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for migraine pain now?
Fibro?: The first question is: "do you really have fibromyalgia?". It is significantly over-diagnosed in the medical community. Degenerative disease with "myofascial" (soft-tissue) symptoms of the muscles, ligaments, tendons in the associated anatomy is the more typical underlying cause of chronic pain. Savella (milnacipran) "may" help somewhat if, and only if, most of your symptoms are coming from true fm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cautious with soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. I tend to be very cautious with Soma (carisoprodol) and have never prescribed it for back aches for two reasons 1) there are much better treatment modalities out there 2) it has substantial addiction and abuse potential. I might continue it if a patient's been on it for years and years from another doc, but will never use it as a first, second, or even third line medication. ...Read more
No: Depending on where you live, for non cancer pain-Cannabis may STILL be illegal even for medicinal purposes. In my opinion, unless if it can be delivered in different way, the SMOKE would cause way too much airway inflammation and put users at risk for COPD. Lyrica (pregabalin) is a proven safe, and great for chronic pain depending on cause. ...Read more
What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?
Have fibromyalgia, pt n nerontin, no help. On sulindac400 MG day, Robaxin (methocarbamol) 1000 to 1500 a day. Life changing but times pain is bad. What else can help?
FM: FM is a difficult Dx to make. True FM is rare. Nothing works but beware of suicidal thoughts. If so GET HELP. TheRobaxin (methocarbamol) is worthless. You might try another NSAID like diclofenac or meloxicam. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is sedative and a more specific one may be of a little help. Try meditation or other psychologic therapy. It can help a lot. ...Read more
Hi I have fibromyalgia and I'm wondering can I take robaxin-750mg long term to help with the muscle pain?
Your boss is a hello: fibromyalgia is a very real and very complicated condition. It is due to over activity of peripheral nerves that are involved in sensation. Most people with fibromyalgia having a neuropathy. Whether or not a conservative drug like robaxin (methocarbamol) helps, depends on specifically what type of process or what type of neuropathy is causing your fibromialgia. It is worth a try. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia and muscle spasms, i need alternative for the nortriptyline and methocarbamol that i take now because of too low bp, thanks?
Fibromyalgia: Multiple treatments for fibromyalgia including medications and low grade aerobic and resistance exercises. Medications used include tramadol, flexural, cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) sevella, amitriptyline, to name a few. Should discuss with your physician that placed you are nortriptyline and Methocarbamol and ask about alternative strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Up 72 hours.: Up to 3 days if well hydrated. ...Read more
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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
Robs in pain pills: Yes they can be taken together. Keep in mind that the side effects of both can be more pronounced. Make you do also drink, drive or operate machinery. ...Read more
What are you taking: them for? There is no interaction but both are sedatives and can make you sleepy. Should not be a problem otherwise ...Read more
What to do if I have robaxin (methocarbamol) that is 4 years beyond its discard date. Is it safe to take it now?
Its not recommended-: To do that. Meds beyond their expiry date should not be used, as they start degrading (break down) and may cause more problems (side effects) or may have no effect at all. You should not use it and take it to your local pharmacy for them to dispose it off. Do not throw it in the garbage. ...Read more
If I took hydroxyzine on Friday, would it be ok to take Robaxin on Saturday, or do I need to wait more time? Thanks!
If I took robaxin (methocarbamol) 15 hours ago, is it OK to take hydroxyzine now? How much time do I need to take between each one?
Ok together: The major concern is the potentially additive drowsiness effect from taking both drugs at the same time. However Robaxin (methocarbamol) causes sedation in just a small number of people. If you want to be ultra safe, allow a gap of 4 hours . If you are going to bed anyway, I don't see the need for waiting. ...Read more