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Only vague information is available on the side effects of methocarbamol; this medication was approved before detailed side effect information was required for drugs. Drowsiness, nausea, and fever are some of the most common side effects reported with this product. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience any potentially serious problems, such as seizures or yellow skin.

An Introduction to Methocarbamol Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with methocarbamol (Robaxin®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with methocarbamol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects to Report

Some methocarbamol side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Yellow skin (jaundice)
  • Frequent or severe infections, which may be a sign of low white blood cells (leukopenia)
  • Severe fatigue, which may be a sign of anemia
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Fainting
  • Vein inflammation and swelling caused by a blood clot (usually in the leg)
  • Seizures
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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