Were you looking for information about Methocarbamol? Methocarbam is a common misspelling of methocarbamol.
A prescription muscle relaxant, methocarbamol (Robaxin®) is licensed for the treatment of pain associated with short-term, painful "musculoskeletal conditions," such as muscle spasms due to an injury. It is meant to be used in combination with physical therapy, rest, and other treatments. The medicine comes in the form of tablets and an injection, and is available in both brand-name and generic forms.
The medication is typically taken three or four times a day -- your exact dosage will depend on the severity of your symptoms and other factors. Most people have no problems with methocarbamol; however, as with all medications, side effects are possible. Commonly reported problems include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and dizziness.
(Click Methocarbamol to learn more about the uses of this medicine. This article also takes a closer look at what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it, what to expect in case of an overdose, and how your dosage will be determined. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)