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User Reviews for Robaxin to treat Muscle Spasm

Robaxin has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 58 ratings for the treatment of Muscle Spasm. 53% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 31% reported a negative effect.

Robaxin Rating Summary

6.2/10 average rating

58 ratings from 69 user reviews.

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Reviews for Robaxin

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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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500mg August 21, 2013

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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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Zbb · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2020

“Aggravated a herniated disc which resulted in sciatic pain down the back of one leg & for some reason a muscle in my right side...the side pain was with excruciating spasms, my back would seize up from one side across to the other side. Flexiril did nothing. Couldn’t take it so went to ER & Dr gave me a Torodol shot & 750 mg Robaxin...I slept from 1130 pm till 8:30 am, hadn't slept that long in probably 10 years...woke up pain was much less, but spasms started up a little so I took another at 12 pm started feeling a little dizzy & drowsy soon after so slept for about 5 hrs & at 8 pm was still drowsy. The pain was there, which I could deal with using 800 mg Motrin, but the spasms were gone. After reading about the 30 or so side effects, & spasms gone, I'm good. I won’t take anymore.”

9 / 10
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Roe2016 March 8, 2016

“works for me, helps me get through the day, I take it 2 times a day, I have neuropathy, on my right side, and this causes a lot of pain, muscle spasms throughout my body, better with robaxin, I have my life back”

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Dg · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2019

“I took this for several days. Took at 8 pm, 6 am still wide awake and still in pain. So not only was I in horrible pain, I was trying to function with no sleep. Got a different med that worked. New Dr (military), prescribed it again. I told her it didn't work. But had to prove it. Took it again. Same thing. It kept me up all night and didn't help the pain.”

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uncdub · Taken for 10 years or more November 30, 2015

“This stuff saved me. I've got some kind of pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder no one can pinpoint exactly (since I was 17). First time I pinched it, my neck and back siezed up so bad I thought I broke something. I'm easily out 3 days without this stuff and can't move. 1500mg/ 3x day when it's acting up. Doc says this acts on every muscle, so after 3 days your dose has to come down, it's too hard on your heart long-term. Otherwise, it's a god-send. Keeps me working, still mild pain since good pain killers make me sick. After a few days I knock the dose down, usually back to normal in 5 days. It'll make you a bit sleepy at first, but that wears off and doesn't come back once your body is used to it. No other side effects to mention.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous January 5, 2012

“I have been in pain for years. Surgery 17 years ago, I'm only 39, that has left my back a degenerating mess. I found the right doctor who explained my back scans, remarking that I should be in extreme pain ALWAYS. Yeah, it's gotten there. Robaxin to the rescue! So far it's great. I think I need more frequent dosing. 1500mg per day prescribed. I'm taking 2250 (3 pills). It makes me feel nausea, yet allows me to get to my new job and work without an embarrassing spasm. Mine are BAD, so this medicine is helping. ”

9 / 10
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Crittet · Taken for less than 1 month August 18, 2020

“My 70 year old mother had a crick in her neck I took her to our doctor he gave her 500 mg of Methocarbamol she took one and lay down 4 hours later she woke up was going to the restroom you dizzy fell down and has been suffering from hallucinations and delusions for 3 days now”

1 / 10
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Mskwik · Taken for less than 1 month August 16, 2016

“If I could give this drug is zero rating I would. Since I take Klonopin for anxiety and oxycodone for severe pain due to extreme degenerative disc disease and facet joint disease in my entire spine, along with 11 herniated discs, my new pain management doctor would not allow me to keep taking Soma (which worked wonderfully) because of the goddamn DEA. I have been on that combination for years with no problems. I am not addicted to any kind of drug, nor have the desire to abuse drugs. I simply take them bring back my quality of life. I'm dealing with a failed microdiscectomy at L5-S1, which is causing me level 10 bilateral nerve pain from the groin area to my toes. I took 3 500mg pills, which did not work so I threw the bottle out.”

1 / 10
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