methocarbamol-injection, Robaxin (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Use caution when arising from a sitting or lying position because dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. Change positions slowly and use caution on stairs. Avoid activities requiring alertness if dizziness or drowsiness occurs. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol adds to the drowsiness, dizziness and lightheadedness caused by the drug. Women who are pregnant (or may become pregnant) or breast-feeding should tell their doctors before taking methocarbamol.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain medication, sleeping pills, anti- seizure drugs, antidepressants, drugs used for allergies/hay fever/colds. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea or vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, and loss of consciousness.

NOTES: Do not allow anyone else to take this medication. This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered if it is within a hour or so. If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C).

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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