Methocarbamol Drug Information
Available by prescription, methocarbamol (Robaxin®) is a drug used for the short-term treatment of muscle spasms. The tablet form of the brand-name medicine is available in one strength: methocarbamol 750 mg (the 500-mg tablets are available in generic form). An injectable form is also available. The tablets are usually taken three or four times a day.
If methocarbamol side effects do occur, they can include symptoms such as drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. Although the medicine is generally well tolerated, it doesn't mean that this drug is right for everyone. Information your healthcare provider needs before prescribing it include your medical history and all of the medications you are currently taking. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, epilepsy, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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