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Robaxin-750

Generic Name: methocarbamol (meth oh KAR ba mal)
Brand Name: Robaxin, Robaxin-750

Medically reviewed on March 10, 2017

What is Robaxin-750?

Robaxin-750 is a muscle relaxer.

Robaxin-750 is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

Robaxin-750 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Robaxin-750 if you are allergic to it.

To make sure Robaxin-750 is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

Using Robaxin-750 during early pregnancy may cause birth defects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while using Robaxin-750.

It is not known whether methocarbamol passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

Robaxin-750 is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old.

How should I take Robaxin-750?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You may need to reduce your dose after the first 2 or 3 days of treatment. Carefully follow your doctor's dosing instructions.

Robaxin-750 is only part of a complete treatment program that may also include rest, physical therapy, or other pain relief measures. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.

This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Robaxin-750.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking Robaxin-750?

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol with Robaxin-750 can cause side effects.

Robaxin-750 side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Robaxin-750 and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • slow heartbeats;

  • fever, chills, flu symptoms;

  • a seizure (convulsions); or

  • jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;

  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);

  • confusion, problems with memory;

  • blurred vision, double vision;

  • sleep problems (insomnia); or

  • lack of coordination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Robaxin-750?

Taking Robaxin-750 with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Other drugs may interact with methocarbamol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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