Robaxin

Generic Name: Methocarbamol

  • What is Robaxin?

    Robaxin is prescribed, along with rest, physical therapy, and other measures, for the relief of pain due to severe muscular injuries, sprains, and strains.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Robaxin?

    Robaxin is not a substitute for the rest or physical therapy needed for proper healing.

    Although the drug may temporarily provide relief from an injury, avoid pushing your recovery. Lifting or exercising too soon may further damage the muscle.

  • Who should not take Robaxin?

    If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Robaxin or other drugs of this type, you should not take Robaxin.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Robaxin?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medication you are taking before beginning treatment with Robaxin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver disease.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Robaxin The usual starting dose is 500 milligrams (mg) 3 tablets taken 4 times a day. The usual long-term dose is 2 tablets taken 4 times a day.

    Robaxin-750 The usual starting dose is 750 mg 2 tablets taken 4 times a day. The usual long-term dose is 1 tablet taken every 4 hours or 2 tablets taken 3 times a day.

    Children: The safety and effectiveness of Robaxin have not been established in children.

  • How should I take Robaxin?

    Take Robaxin exactly as prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use more often than directed.
  • What should I avoid while taking Robaxin?

    Robaxin may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery until you know how the drug affects you.

    Avoid or be careful using alcoholic beverages.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Robaxin?

    If Robaxin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Robaxin with the following:

    Alcohol

    Drugs for myasthenia gravis

    Narcotic pain relievers

    Sleep aids

    Tranquilizers

  • What are the possible side effects of Robaxin?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: Abnormal taste, allergic reaction, amnesia, blurred vision, confusion, double vision, dizziness, drop in blood pressure and fainting, drowsiness, fever, flushing, headache, hives, indigestion, insomnia, itching, light-headedness, nasal congestion, nausea, pinkeye, poor coordination, rash, seizures, slowed heartbeat, uncontrolled eye movement, vertigo, vomiting, yellow eyes and skin

  • Can I receive Robaxin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Robaxin during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Robaxin?

    If only an hour or so has passed, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until later, skip the dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
  • How should I store Robaxin?

    Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container.