Generic name: Methocarbamol Injection [ meth-oh-KAR-ba-mole ]
Drug class: Skeletal muscle relaxants
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 8, 2023.
Uses of Robaxin:
- It is used to relax 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).
- If you are allergic to Robaxin (methocarbamol injection); any part of Robaxin (methocarbamol injection); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
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 Robaxin (methocarbamol injection) 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 (methocarbamol injection). 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 Robaxin (methocarbamol injection) affects you.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Robaxin (methocarbamol injection).
- 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 Robaxin (methocarbamol injection), 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 (methocarbamol injection) 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?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- 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.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Robaxin?
- If you need to store Robaxin (methocarbamol injection) 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.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Robaxin (methocarbamol injection), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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