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Robaxin (methocarbamol)

Prescription only
Relaxes your muscles.

Robaxin (methocarbamol) effectively relieves muscle spasms, but it can cause drowsiness and interfere with your ability to drive.

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Upsides
  • Effective for relieving muscle spasms and pain.
  • For those with trouble swallowing, the pills can be crushed and mixed with food or liquid.
  • Available in generic form and cheaper than other muscle relaxants.
  • Might be a better treatment option for those with a history of drug abuse since Robaxin (methocarbamol) has a low potential for causing addiction and dependence.
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Downsides
  • Robaxin (methocarbamol) can make you sleepy so you might not be able to drive or do certain activities requiring concentration.
  • Need to take a few times throughout the day to maintain effect.
  • Might not be safe to use in people age 65 or older due to increased sensitivity to side effects such as drowsiness.
  • Researches do not know the safety and effectiveness of Robaxin (methocarbamol) in people under age 16.
  • Can be dangerous when used together with other medicines that also cause drowsiness such as narcotics.
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Used for
  • Musculoskeletal pain
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Price
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Side effects
The Robaxin (methocarbamol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Norflex (Orphenadrine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Drowsiness

    Taking other medicines that also cause drowsiness

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)

    Women who want to or can become pregnant

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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