Robaxin

(methocarbamol)

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Relaxes your muscles.

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

Quick facts about Robaxin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methocarbamol)
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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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How it works

Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant. How Robaxin (methocarbamol) works is not exactly known, but it is believed to work on the brain to help relieve muscle pain and spasms.

Quick facts about Robaxin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methocarbamol)

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What to expect when you take Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle spasm

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Side effect rates for Robaxin (methocarbamol)

Risks and Warnings for Robaxin (methocarbamol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking other medicines that also cause drowsiness
    • Drinking alcohol
    • People age 65 or older

    Robaxin (methocarbamol) can make you feel sleepy, especially if you're taking other medicines that also cause drowsiness. Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on this medicine. Also, you shouldn't drive or do other activities that require concentration until you know how Robaxin (methocarbamol) can fully affect you. Before starting any new medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Common concerns from people taking Robaxin (methocarbamol)

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Pain
  • Reviewed Robaxinon 7/26/2017if you are in severe pain, try to go with Flexeril or Soma, these two have worked far better in my past challenges with spasms.
    33
    Man
    Less than a week
    Musculoskeletal pain Spasm - Tetanus
Sleep
  • Robaxin (methocarbamol) can make you feel sleepy, especially if you're taking other medicines that also cause drowsiness. Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on this medicine. Also, you shouldn't drive or do other activities that require concentration until you know how Robaxin (methocarbamol) can fully affect you. Before starting any new medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist first.
  • Robaxin (methocarbamol) can make you feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires you to be mentally alert until you know how the medicine can fully affect you.
  • While taking Robaxin (methocarbamol), avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medicines that can cause drowsiness.
  • Robaxin (methocarbamol) can make you sleepy so you might not be able to drive or do certain activities requiring concentration.
  • Might not be safe to use in people age 65 or older due to increased sensitivity to side effects such as drowsiness.
  • Reviewed Robaxinon 12/11/2015It made me drowsy the first few times so I started with a low dosage but gradually increased it. It still makes me a bit foggy but doesn't seriously impair my mental abilities.
    30
    Woman
    A couple weeks