An Introduction to Methocarbamol Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with methocarbamol
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(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)
- Vein inflammation and swelling caused by a blood clot (usually in the leg)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
- Unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.