What is Robaxin used for?
Robaxin contains the active ingredient methocarbamol. It belongs to the group of drugs called skeletal muscle relaxants and is used to treat muscle cramps or muscle spasms. Methocarbamol tablets are a central nervous system depressant. It works by blocking nerve impulses and pain sensations sent to your brain. It is used along with rest and physical therapy to treat pain or injury to skeletal muscles.
Methocarbamol is obtained by prescription only and is available in oral or injectable form. Follow your doctor's instructions to get the best results. The typical starting dose is 6 grams a day for the first 48 to 72 hours. Your dose may change after this. Call your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice if it is unclear how many times daily this is taken.
Some common side effects of Robaxin are dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and lack of coordination. Alcohol can increase the intensity of these side effects and should be avoided. Individuals should not drive or operate machinery while taking this drug. This is not recommended in patients with myasthenia gravis as this can lead to an adverse reaction.
Inform your doctor of your other prescription drugs and herbal products to avoid drug interaction. You may have an adverse effect on the medicine or it's inactive ingredient.