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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Methocarbamol (Definition)

Methocarbamol (trade name robaxin, 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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What medicine works the best for pinched nerve in the leg? Can robaxin help? I have ibuprofen, naproxen and extra strength tylenol...Which one?

What medicine works the best for pinched nerve in the leg? Can robaxin help? I have ibuprofen, naproxen and extra strength tylenol...Which one?

Sciatica: All of the medications that you have listed can be used to help with neuropathic leg pain. I suggest an anti-inflammatory (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.) and muscle relaxant (robaxin). ...Read more

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What is in robaxin and how much is safe?

Robaxin: 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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Was prescribed Robaxin 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 it good to take robaxin to suppress my back pains?

Is it good to take robaxin 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. 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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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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What is robaxin used for?

What is robaxin used for?

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

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Can yu take loratabs and robaxin together?

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

Robaxin (Definition)

Robaxin is a combination agent for pain which is a ...Read more