GENERIC NAME: METHOCARBAMOL/ASPIRIN/CODEINE - ORAL TABLET (meth-oh-KARB-uh-mole/ASP-er-in/KO-deen)
WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin- containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.
USES: This medication is a skeletal muscle relaxant and pain reliever used to treat pain and discomfort associated with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed. If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food. Take this medication with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time without your doctor's approval. Also, if used for a long period of time at high doses, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor. When used for extended periods, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Consult your doctor if the medication isn't relieving the pain sufficiently.
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