methocarbamol (Robaxin, Robaxin-750)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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GENERIC NAME: Methocarbamol

BRAND NAME: Robaxin, Robaxin-750

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Methocarbamol is prescribed for the relief of discomfort associated with painful skeletal muscle spasms. Methocarbamol is also used for relief from tetanus spasms.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of methocarbamol include:

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 500, 750 mg. Injection: 100 mg /ml

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Methocarbamol can increase sedation if taken with narcotic painkillers, alcohol, sedative or hypnotic medications, and other medications that depress the central nervous system. Loss of consciousness, troubled breathing, lowered heart rate, and in severe cases death or coma can also occur.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/1/2016

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