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Robaxin For Fibromyalgia
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
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
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 more
Up 72 hours.: Up to 3 days if well hydrated. ...Read more
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
No: Not considered a drug of abuse.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 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
I am prescribed to take one tablet of methocarbamol 750mg substituted for robaxin every 8 hours w/food as needed. How long until I can drink after it?
Now but: Don't drink more than 10 ounces wine or 24 ounces of beer or 2 ounces liquor[vodka/whickey] and not all together but ither or, overdrinking causes mojor problems to liver heart brain and other, modest 100% grape wine red wine has proven health benefits [opens arteries ] and people live longewr so enjoy, modestly. ...Read more
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
No: The combination could case an additive effect so I would not recommend the combination. ...Read more
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
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
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
How long after taking 750mg robaxin (methocarbamol) should it take to kick in and can you take them as and when needed. Bottle says 1 tablet 4 times a day.
Muscle relaxants: 3-4 a day...... Will feel the effects within 60 minutes typically ...Read more
Robaxin (methocarbamol) toradol: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drug Abuse: No. These are designed to be nearly the same medication. Taking them both is not in any way a sign of healthy behavior. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) & robaxin: Are two very different medications. If you are concerned about withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) - I don't think robaxin (methocarbamol) will prevent that. However, if you are looking to calm yourself - sometimes robaxin can be calming. Please discuss with your physician/ psychiatrist. ...Read more
Yes if prescribed.: If the prescribing physician knows that you have both then they are okay to take together. ...Read more