Brand name for methocarbamol, Robaxin is a trusted skeletal muscle relaxant drug. A wonder drug, often used by sportsmen, Robaxin provides instant relief from muscular pains. Also used for the treatment of tetanus, this drug is normally complemented with physiotherapy and bed rest. By restricting the nerve impulse that causes pain from reaching the brain, Robaxin relaxes the muscles in different body parts that are causing pain due to injury or sprain. As a result of research it is seen that Robaxin works directly on the central nervous system to relieve muscle problems. This drug is also helpful in treating muscle stiffness caused by tetanus. However, it can also be used for treating other disorders. Users should understand the side effects that may follow due to the intake of this drug before using it.
For prescribing the right dosage to you, your doctor needs to know in details about your past and present medical conditions. Don’t forget to inform him before he prescribes Robaxin to you, if you are already suffering from any of the following diseases:
So far Robaxin is not known to have caused damage to growing fetus if taken during pregnancy. But Robaxin is anticipated to bring in harmful affects on nursing babies if taken by mothers who are breast-feeding. It is thus, highly recommended to consult a doctor before taking during pregnancy or during breast-feeding. Although the drug is not yet tested on aged individuals, it may have adverse effects on children below 12 years.
Robaxin may not work in proper harmony with all other drugs. You should also let the doctor know if you are already taking any of the following drugs before he prescribes Robaxin:
Robaxin Side effects
Intake of Robaxin may cause serious allergic reactions. Breathing trouble, closed throat, swollen lips, tongue, or face are the most serious ones. Side effects like a skin problem like sudden itching or redness, high body temperature or nose block can also be fatal. Don’t ignore these side effects as these may have serious consequences. Rush to your doctor in such cases.
Users of Robaxin may experience side effects like altered sight, metallic taste, unusual urine quite often. These are common but less harmful.
Side effects like constipation, stomach pain and cramp, watery stool, sudden excitement, nervousness, restlessness, redness of face, headache, heartburn, hiccups, muscle weakness, are rare but found.
There is no denying the fact that Robaxin is a wonder drug. But to be on the safer side it is always better to consult a physician and be sure about what is the right dose for you. So far no serious cases of Robaxin overdose has been found. Overdose of the drug may not be detrimental to your existence but it can always cause fatal disorders. Symptoms like lightheadedness with lack of logic, and unconsciousness may surface due to Robaxin overdose. As soon as you feel that an overdose has been taken by mistake rush to a doctor for the corrective measures.
On the other hand, a missed dose of Robaxin does not cause harmful damages. It is better to skip the missed dose completely in order to avoid the chance of overdose and see a doctor as soon as possible.
Robaxin Usage Guidelines
Rely on the doctor for the right usage guidelines. Robaxin should be taken with a glass full of water. Normally Robaxin should be taken 3-4 times a day, if not advised otherwise by the attending physician. Also alcohol intake should be avoided during medication as it increases the frequency and gravity of drowsiness caused by the drug. Users should be on alert while driving or handling a machine during the period of medication. Don’t forget to store this medicine at room temperature.
In some countries ROBAXIN may also be known as: Methocarbamol, Labycarbol, Lumirelax, Myomethol, Robamol, Traumacut, Ortoton, Rexivin, Laxan, Manobaxine, Musxan