METHOCARBAMOL-ACETAMINOPHEN-ORAL

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GENERIC NAME: METHOCARBAMOL-ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL (meth-oh-KARB-uh-mole/uh-seet-uh-MEE-no-fen)

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USES: This combination drug contains a muscle relaxant and a pain reliever (acetaminophen). It is used to treat pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains, spasms, or other muscle injury.

HOW TO USE: Take this medicine by mouth as directed, generally four times a day. May be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed. This medication contains acetaminophen. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended (see Side Effects section).

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, headache, blurred vision or diarrhea may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. This medicine may discolor urine. This will disappear when the medication is stopped. Very unlikely but report promptly: fever, sore throat, easy bruising. If you do not have liver problems, the adult maximum dose of acetaminophen is 4 grams per day (4000 milligrams). If you take more than the maximum daily amount, it may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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