Robaxin (Methocarbamol) 500mg/750mg Information
What is this Drug Used For?
Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is indicated for the relief of discomfort
associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions in
adults. Robaxin (Methocarbamol) may also be used for other purposes not
listed in this medication guide.
How Do I take my Robaxin (Methocarbamol)?
The recommended dose of Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is 500 mg three times
a day and at bedtime. The recommended maximum duration of Robaxin (Methocarbamol) use is up to two or three weeks. Take each dose with a
full glass of water. Store Robaxin (Methocarbamol) at room temperature away
from moisture and heat. Robaxin (Methocarbamol) may be habit-forming and
should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Robaxin (Methocarbamol)
should never be given to another person, especially someone who
has a history of drug abuse or addiction.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Robaxin (Methocarbamol)?
Robaxin (Methocarbamol) can cause side effects that may impair your thinking
or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires
you to be awake and alert. Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic
pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine
for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused
by Robaxin (Methocarbamol). Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of
these other medicines. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase
drowsiness and dizziness caused by Robaxin (Methocarbamol). If you notice
other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What Precautions should I observe before taking Robaxin (Methocarbamol)?
Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is contraindicated in patients with a history
of acute intermittent porphyria or a hypersensitivity reaction
to a carbamate such as meprobamate. Tell your doctor your medical
history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, seizure
disorder, lung disease, history of drug or alcohol dependency,
any allergies you may have. Limit alcohol as it may add to the
dizziness or drowsiness effects caused by the medication. Because
this drug may make you dizzy/drowsy, use caution performing tasks
requiring alertness such as driving. Tell your doctor if you
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It
is not known whether Robaxin (Methocarbamol) passes into breast milk or
if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without
telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not
give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old.
What Possible Drug Interactions can effect your use of Robaxin (Methocarbamol)?
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications
you may use, especially of: carbamazepine, narcotic pain relievers
(e.g., codeine), drugs used to aid sleep, antidepressants (e.g.,
SSRI-types such as fluoxetine or fluvoxamine), MAO inhibitors
(e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline,
tranylcypromine), psychiatric medicine (e.g., nefazodone), “triptan”-type
drugs, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), sibutramine. Also,
report use of certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine)
which are also present in many cough-and-cold products. Do not
start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
What Are The Possible Symptoms of a Robaxin (Methocarbamol) Overdose?
If overdose is suspected seek emergency medical attention if you
think you have used too much Robaxin (Methocarbamol). Overdose symptoms
may include shallow breathing, vision problems, fast heartbeat,
confusion, hallucinations (seeing things), muscle stiffness,
feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute
for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist
or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed
to indicate that use of Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is safe, appropriate,
or effective for you. Consult a healthcare professional before
using Robaxin (Methocarbamol).