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I am in extreme pain from spondylolisthesis & nothing works but robaxin (methocarbamol). Why could that be?
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
Robaxin (methocarbamol) 4 time/day for postsurgery.Works but wears off after 3 hours, wake at night spasming.I take 1per6hr, not sure if best.Doc didn't tell me interval?
Four times: A day is not excessive! see your physician if spasms persist. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer