Methocarbamol Oral Information
Available as an injection or as oral tablets, methocarbamol (Robaxin®) is a medication used to treat pain caused by muscle spasms. It works mostly in the brain and spinal cord to relax the muscles and relieve pain. The medicine is approved for use in combination with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments. The tablet form is typically taken three or four times a day.
Because this product may not be suitable for everyone, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment with methocarbamol. Before prescribing the oral tablets, your healthcare provider will need information on any allergies you have, any medications you are taking (including prescription and nonprescription drugs), and any other medical conditions you have.
(To learn more, click Methocarbamol. This article gives a complete description of injectable and oral methocarbamol, including information about safety precautions, dosing guidelines, side effects, and what to do in case of an overdose.)