Generic Name: Methocarbamol Injection (meth oh KAR ba mole)
Brand Name: Robaxin
Uses of Robaxin:
- It is used to calm muscles.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Robaxin?
- If you have an allergy to methocarbamol or any other part of Robaxin (methocarbamol injection).
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Robaxin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Robaxin. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you have a latex allergy, talk with your doctor. Some products have latex.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Robaxin.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- This medicine is used with rest, PT (physical therapy), pain drugs, and other therapies.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Robaxin) best taken?
Use Robaxin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Yellow skin or eyes.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Slow heartbeat.
- Fever or chills.
- Sore throat.
- Memory problems or loss.
- Feeling confused.
- Change in eyesight.
- Not able to control eye movements.
- Very bad irritation where the shot was given.
What are some other side effects of Robaxin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Not able to sleep.
- Stuffy nose.
- Metallic taste.
- Pain where the shot was given.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Robaxin?
- If you need to store this medicine at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Robaxin, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Robaxin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Robaxin.
Review Date: December 6, 2017
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