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I'm takine diclofanac 75mg 2 times/day and Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750 mg 3 times/day, and am still in pain. Having trouble sleeping. Any other recommendations in med

I'm takine diclofanac 75mg 2 times/day and Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750 mg 3 times/day, and am still in pain. Having trouble sleeping. Any other recommendations in med

Diphenhydramine: depends on your age [if older than 65 be careful of sedating antihistamine like [benadryl[diphenhydramine] can cause dry mouth and confusion but melatonin at about 10 mg /night , a snack , carbs and protein , good sleep hygiene[quiet dark room] if in pain take acetaminophen[tylenol] at 1000 mg 3x/day , see your dr. for more , including labs and tests like X-rays . be sure no sleep apnea[snore/gag] ...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


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Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Severe Constipation: The cause of this patient's constipation is partly due to Shy Dragar Syndrome and partly due to the meds she has been on.She is taking Dilauded and may be some others as well.Lizess is being given and not helping along with laxatives.I will add Movantik to counter the effect of dilauded.Modification of diet.high fiber,stool softners,and plenty of fluids.For Hypotension may need more salt in the food.The abdominal pain may be secondary to severe constipation.Suggest nutritional consult.Also suggest shared informations by all treating specialists.Gi.Rheumatologist and any others have to be in communication about this patient.And at some stage if the Dilauded can be tapered and discontinue,that will definitely help the constipation and the pain as well ...Read more

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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

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Is it better to take hydrocodone vs robaxin (methocarbamol)?

Is it better to take hydrocodone vs robaxin (methocarbamol)?

For what?: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant, so is best for things like muscle spasm. Hydrocodone is an opioid that works on most types of pain. Your doctor can determine which, if either or both, is best and safest for you. ...Read more

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Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

Can you take robaxin (methocarbamol) and flexeril at the same time?

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

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I'm out of Xanax (alprazolam) would robaxin hold me over til my refill?

I'm out of Xanax (alprazolam) would robaxin hold me over til my refill?

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

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I have robaxin (methocarbamol) and percocet== can I take them together?

Yes if prescribed.: If the prescribing physician knows that you have both then they are okay to take together. ...Read more

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I need to stop, using for 10 years, each month i take 100 mg morphs,when thats gone liquid opium. I heard robaxin (methocarbamol) helps, will this help ?

Opioid Dependency: If you want to stop using opioid medications, see your physician for treatment. There are several approved medications for this condition. Be sure to ask if you physician does this type of treatment; as it requires additional training not provided in medical school. Opioid abuse can ruin your life. It can cause respiratory depression and end in accidental death,. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer . ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more