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User Reviews for Methocarbamol to treat Muscle Spasm

Also known as: Robaxin, Carbacot

Methocarbamol has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 205 ratings for the treatment of Muscle Spasm. 46% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 32% reported a negative effect.

Methocarbamol Rating Summary

5.9/10 average rating

205 ratings from 236 user reviews.

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Reviews for Methocarbamol

Jo Di · Taken for less than 1 month July 14, 2019

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “The other night I had hurt my back and hip! I felt it pop and I instantly started screaming! My bf took me to an urgent care center! The dr there was very nice and I felt comfortable with him. I told him what happened. He did some physical exam and wanted me to see an orthopedic. It just so happens I hurt it Friday night. So he prescribed me Percocet 5/325 and 500mg Robaxin. I told him I was in opioid recovery for almost 6 years and would like to just try the Robaxin. He said ok, but was going to send the script for the Percocet just in case. He only prescribed me 4 of them but I still didn’t want to take a chance even though it hurt so bad! I took 2 Robaxin when I got home. It eased the pain a decent amount. It is now Sunday I’ve been taking 1-2 tablets every 8-12 hours and I’m not in pain at all. I’m going to see the orthopedic on Tuesday and the perc script is still sitting at the pharmacy!”

8 / 10
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Anonymous August 24, 2008

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I absolutely love this Medication. After being in a car accident I suffer from permanant back and neck damage. I am also a hair dresser. In order to work I will have to be on Pain killers and muscle relaxers the rest of my life. I started by taking Percocet and grew an allergy to all opiate derivatives. As a result my doctor perscribed me Robaxin. My family has a high tolerance to pain medication so I was afraid that it would not work. I was pleasantly surprised. It worked wonderful and I could still function and focus. An added plus is that there is no possibility of dependancy. I love it.”

10 / 10
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Cityman · Taken for less than 1 month December 4, 2019

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “So I was having major spasms in my lower lumbar (L4 and L5 bulging disc) I went to the Er 3 times for severe pain!The first thing they gave me was Demerol and that didn’t work! The second time morphine and that didn’t work!The third time the Dr. gave me 500mg Robaxin and it was a God send...I could literally stand and walk normally within 20min!! I’m a 42 year old gym rat and I swear by these meds!!!!”

10 / 10
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The Rose · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 21, 2014

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “This has been the only med that I have used in the last 20 years I have suffered from back, neck and arm pain. I had two back surgeries that helped but not long term. Pain meds did not help much and having a heart problem that prevented any surgery unless it was a life or death/, no muscle relaxers worked if I could use them......and the strong ones they would let me have them for few a month so I could get some relief. Pain was so bad I was not eating and drinking enough....which sent me to the ER with my Blood pressure bottomed out. So they put me on this medication and I have more good days than bad. I sleep, and back tending to my over all health. THANKS”

10 / 10
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3.14R July 15, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “After breaking my back three times, I ended up with ankylosing spondylitis, scoliosis and kyphosis. All major degenerative spinal diseases and cause for great endless pain. Coping is the hard part. I have been on Oxycontin, morphine and several other neural analgesics. All these did was make me nauseous, constipated and robbed me of at least 20 IQ points. Shear tenacity and methocarbamol has given me control over chronic pain with minimal ingestion 500 mg for three days. If I'm still good, carry on till required again maybe in a week or two. Best part I got most of my marbles back again. It has taken 10 years of medicines to finally find methocarbamol and thanks to it I can cope.”

9 / 10
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Ziggy September 21, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have been taking a generic brand of Methcarbamol 500mg for several years. I have found it to be very helpful with muscle spasms and degenerative disc disease. I alI already take Celebrex so I can't take ibuprofen or Aleve just acetaminophen. It doesn't relieve all the pain but it makes the pain tolerable and it's better then narcotics.”

8 / 10
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Red Hawk · Taken for 10 years or more March 6, 2017

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have been taking this medicine for 22 years. I have Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a very bad spine. I had a Doctor give me Tizanidine and it put me in the ICU. I almost died! After I got home and back on some solid food I took my two 750mg 3 times a day like I always did and they have been great for me. But the Fed. Gov. and DEA want to put their nose in sick peoples business and try to take all the things away that work for sick people. I really think they want us to die and get it over with. This medicine my not be for some but we all have a different body.”

10 / 10
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Getz · Taken for less than 1 month January 1, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “My doctor prescribed me this for muscle spasms in my neck and through my right shoulder/arm. And by the time I was able to take it - -the spasms had quit on their own. I never threw out the meds and recently my spasms started back up again -which they do on occasion. My spasms are severe - - literally preventing me from being functional for upwards of 3 days. Robaxin actually works and releases a lot of the stress and pain from my spasms. Only downside is it takes upwards of an hour and a half or longer for me to feel the effects. Zero noticeable side-effects besides some mild drowsiness, which is no biggy. Helps me sleep at night through the pain. I'd recommend this medicine.”

8 / 10
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KellyAnneRN · Taken for less than 1 month September 3, 2016

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I get sciatica often due to a spinal injury. When the flair up are at their worst, I've always taken Soma. I'm the type who does not like to change meds. If it works, why take a chance and mess that up? So I was skeptical when my doctor gave me Robaxin. But it worked! Yesterday I was tilted to the right and couldn't walk with my back straight up. Today I am so much better. What a relief! The pain can be a nightmare!”

10 / 10
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this 17 year old · Taken for less than 1 month August 2, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have recently had back surgery. I am 17, used to be a track athlete and happen to have a lot of right leg spams. So far I took the Robaxin once. I am prescribed 2 x 750mgs every 6 hours but that dosage I learned shortly was wayyyyy to much. Ended up so dizzy I threw up. So if anyone is wondering don't take 2 if pain is minor and in one area.”

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Shaylaylay November 25, 2019

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I love this medication for back pain relief! I do not have any side effects! I can take during the day for back pain relief! In my opinion its way better than flexeril because it is less sedative and I do not have the hangover feeling as I do with flexeril.”

10 / 10
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randomnameattempt · Taken for 10 years or more September 28, 2012

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I'm an aging jock. I have many old injuries, but take Robaxin primarily for spinal pain - (L1-L2-L3) disk problems. I start dosing 3 days before I am scheduled to do something stupid, dose through the activity, then wind down for a day or two later. It makes my 60 y.o. body work like a 30 y.o. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out so well, but with an NSAID like Naproxin Sodium, and a muscle relaxant like methocarb, I can stay immature for many more years. I find my only side effects come from playing too hard. I have experienced no other ones.”

10 / 10
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Neanier · Taken for less than 1 month January 4, 2020

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol): “I had neck surgery Monday Dec 30th. C5, C6 and C7 doctor went in from the front. Went home Tuesday Dec 31 with these 1 Roxaxin every 8 hrs. Has not even begun to touch my muscle spasms or muscle pain. Absolutely suffering”

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buckeyesugar · Taken for less than 1 month April 18, 2014

“Have used this for sciatic pain and muscle tightening, for 50 years now, about once every five years or so. Love it. Let's me sleep. Methocarbamol, heating pad and rest for about 3 days -- and back to normal life again. No side effects. I am highly allergic to all paid medicines except for Aleve. This is a life saver for me.”

10 / 10
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500mg August 21, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have lower back spasms and sciatic nerve pain. Usually I can function with Tylenol and stretching but this time was pretty bad. The doc prescribed Robaxin and it helps me sleep through the pain and function through the day without being too foggy. The side effects I have noticed are feeling feverish and my thigh muscles have been twitching pretty much non stop, but it's not painful. So far the pros outweigh the cons.”

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islandgirlPR · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 3, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I've been on Robaxin since 3/11 when I suffered neck/shoulder injury/trauma and a compression fracture in my lower back due to an auto accident. I take it in conjunction with Lortab 10/500 for muscle spasms and pain. It has helped with pain relief. I can continue to drive for work which I drive in excess of 25,000 miles per year. It seems to have little if any side effects.”

7 / 10
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SMBRODY June 3, 2013

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have very good luck with this as a pain reliever but the muscle relaxant part works a little too well. I mean a 500mg pill will knock me out for 18 hours. and 1000-1500 mg if the recommended daily dose. I have recently been taking 1/4 dose. (125mg) about 2 hours before bed and it still knocks me out for at least 12 hours. Then I wake up in the morning with hangover like symptoms, light and sound sensitivity, splitting headache, dry mouth. On the plus side at least I sleep.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more July 5, 2017

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have used as needed for tension headaches caused by neck vertebrae, restless legs, hip pain at night from excessive walking, and lower back pain accompanied by muscle spasms. It works well for me without any apparent side effects.”

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Aunna · Taken for 10 years or more January 27, 2019

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol): “I have taken Methocarbamol for 20 years and it's the only muscle relaxant I can take. It's the only one that doesn't have side effects for me. It's the best muscle relaxant I have ever taken, and I've tried all of them. I wish it wasn't so expensive though, and I can't figure out why it is. A lot more people would take it if it wasn't so expensive!! It doesn't cause drowsiness, headaches, blurred vision, heart palpitations, and I don't have side effects from the other medicines I take, and I take some that's on the list that says side effects.”

10 / 10
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Littlebear9 · Taken for less than 1 month January 4, 2020

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol): “On Christmas 2019, I was subjected to the Heimlich Maneuver after a piece of roast beef swallowed wrong caused me to choke and wheeze. I couldn't breathe.Luckily, there was a waiter who knew the Heimlich Maneuver. He saved me. Unfortunately, I ended up with EXTREME bruising and pain in my chest. X-rays determined I did not have any actual rib fractures. My doctor prescribed 750 mg tablets of Robaxin, taken 4 times a day. When I first took it, it made me rather groggy.That feeling lasted for a few hours. And it did upset my stomach somewhat. The Robaxin did not make my pain go away completely, but lessened it enough so I could relax and feel fairly comfortable. The pain became a annoyance, rather than agony. My health insurance plan didn't cover it, And I'm sure the side effects will lessen as I get used to having the medication in my system.”

7 / 10
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Spasms_Are_A_Nightmare November 12, 2013

“Just starting taking this last night. Got a really bad back spasm the night before. Pain level was an 8 but became a 10 (couldn't move) so went to the ER. They gave me a shot (pain reliever) and twp ills (one was a pain reliever & the other a muscle relaxer. Can't remember the names but ended up with a prescription for Methocarbamol 500 mg every 4 hours and also Tramadol (pain reliever). Between what they gave me at the ER and then the two prescriptions I took last night, it allowed me some relief and also a decent sleep. Taking them today and it's 5:00 pm. Feeling much much better. pain level is down to a 3. On a side note, no one in the world can possibly imagine the pain of a real bad back spasm. wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy.”

8 / 10
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tommy22222 October 29, 2014

“Works wonders for my Skeletal Muscles and the horrible painful 24/7 spasms in my pelvis/spine area. Even better than Baclofen or Flexeril. I was taking Vicodin for the pain, Doc re-evaluated me and suggested this. This works 20x better for relieving my condition and pain... and the best part is it does not make me feel high, loopy, drowsy, or much of anything but sweet sweet relief. Forgot to take them on a two week vacation (had been on Robaxin for 2 months).. No withdrawal, no craving, nothing... Of course the painful spasms returned, but hey, it was my own fault. No more opiates for this guy, I'm a Robaxin man now.”

10 / 10
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Blacbry · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2020

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “Have tried using Robaxin 500mg tablets for degenerative neck and back along with shoulder pain( associated with the neck pain.) IT DOES NOT TOUCH THE PAIN. whoever said tic tac was right on the money. Threw mine away.”

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Redhead...62...I have I.C. · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 22, 2017

Robaxin (methocarbamol): “I have had severe cramping like birthing labor for 7 yrears . Now after 1 week on this med...I am back to the old HAPPY me. 45 days later only side effect is I bruise easier. I am smiling sincerely. I had been take opoiods for the pain but nothing helped with INTENSE spasms until this med...(It literally SAVED my life) the spasms were unbearable...”

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Susie · Taken for less than 1 month December 6, 2019

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol): “I have been taking Robaxin for Spinal stenosis, degenerative disc, lower back pain, muscle spasms and migraines , I've been on it about a week now and this medication is horrible! It does not help at all. I'm still in pain all day, everyday, my migraines have been getting worse, and it upsets my stomach so I stopped taking it. My migraines subsided and I have been able to eat properly.”

2 / 10
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