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Methocarbamol Overview

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Overview

(meth oh KAR ba mole)

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] U.S. Brand Names

Robaxin®; Robaxin®-750

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Canadian Brand Names

Robaxin®

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Mexican Brand Names

Rexivin

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Pharmacologic Category

Skeletal Muscle Relaxant

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to methocarbamol or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• Injection: If you have kidney disease.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How does it work?

• Methocarbamol works through the brain to relieve pain.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

• Tablet can be crushed and mixed with food or liquid.

• This medicine is used in combination with rest, physical therapy, pain medicine, and other therapies.

Injection:

• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 14:09:41.0

Modified: 2010-05-03 10:49:58.0

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