What Is Methocarbam?

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A prescription drug, methocarbamol (Robaxin®) is approved to treat certain types of muscle spasms, such as those that are caused by an injury. It is not clear exactly how the medicine helps to relieve the pain; however, it is known to work mostly in the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord), not directly on the muscles.
This medication is usually well tolerated; if side effects (such as nausea or drowsiness) do occur, they tend to be mild. Methocarbamol tablets come in two different strengths: 500 mg (generic only) and 750 mg. Generally, the tablets are taken three or four times daily, depending on your specific dosage. The drug is also available in an injectable version.
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