Methocarbamol is an effective muscle relaxant that is used in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to provide relief from muscle pain and discomfort caused by various injuries such as strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
This medication is classified as a central nervous system depressant and works by slowing down nerve impulses, which results in the relaxation of muscles.
Uses and Dosage
Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the oral administration of this medication, which may be taken with or without food. Adhere to the recommended dosage and do not exceed it or use the medication more frequently or for a longer duration than prescribed. Doing so will not hasten recovery and may increase the risk of adverse effects.
The proper dosage is determined based on the severity of your condition and your individual response to treatment.
If your condition fails to improve or worsens, please inform your healthcare provider.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- blurry vision
- upset stomach
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
Prior to taking methocarbamol, inform your physician or pharmacist if you have an allergy to the medication or any other allergies, as the product may contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
Inform your physician or pharmacist of your medical history, particularly if you have a history of liver disease.
Be aware that this drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired vision. The effects may be exacerbated by alcohol or marijuana use, and it is advised to avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until it can be performed safely.
Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of the drug, such as confusion, dizziness, or drowsiness, which may increase the risk of falls.
During pregnancy, this medication should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. The extent to which the drug passes into breast milk is unknown, and it is recommended to consult with your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strength
Robaxin is available in the following forms and strengths:
How long does it take for Robaxin to start working?
Robaxin works quickly. Those who take the medication may feel the effects in about 30 minutes. The drug typically reaches peak levels in the body two hours after an oral dose.
Is Robaxin an anti-inflammatory?
No. Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxer that works to relieve pain caused by tense or spasming muscles.