Were you looking for information about Methocarbamol? Methacarbamol is a common misspelling of methocarbamol.
A type of muscle relaxant, methocarbamol (Robaxin®) is a prescription drug used to treat pain associated with short-term, painful "musculoskeletal conditions," such as muscle spasms due to an injury. The medicine comes in the form of tablets and an injection. Typically, the tablets are taken three or four times a day. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken exactly as prescribed.
The tablets come in one strength: 750 mg. At one point, 500-mg tablets were available, but the manufacturer of the medication decided to stop making this strength (generic versions of the 500-mg tablets are still available). An injectable form of methocarbamol is also available in 10-mL, single-dose vials (with 100 mg per mL).
Some people develop side effects while taking methocarbamol; however, most people tolerate it well. In studies, the most common side effects reported with this product included nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and vomiting.
(Click Methocarbamol for a complete overview of this drug. This article provides details on how it works, what to expect when taking it, issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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