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Robaxin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Robaxin (methocarbamol) is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. It is a muscle relaxant. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include stomach upset, nausea, flushing, constipation, headache, blurred vision, lightheadedness, dizziness or drowsiness during the first few days as your body adjusts to this medication.
The recommended starting dose of Robaxin is six grams a day for the first 48 to 72 hours of treatment. Thereafter, the dosage can usually be reduced to approximately 4 grams a day. Robaxin may interact with pyridostigmine, donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine, or tacrine. Tel your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Robaxin should be used during pregnancy only when prescribed. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Robaxin (methocarbamol) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
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Robaxin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using methocarbamol and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fever, chills, flu symptoms;
- slow heart rate;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- seizure (convulsions); or
- jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, spinning sensation, drowsiness;
- headache, confusion, memory problems, loss of balance or coordination;
- nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
- blurred vision, double vision, eye redness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- stuffy nose; or
- mild itching or rash.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Robaxin (Methocarbamol)
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Robaxin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, slow heartbeat, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, forgetfulness).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Robaxin (Methocarbamol)
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The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Robaxin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Adverse reactions reported coincident with the administration of methocarbamol include:
Body as a whole: Anaphylactic reaction, angioneurotic edema, fever, headache
Cardiovascular system: Bradycardia, flushing, hypotension, syncope, thrombophlebitis
Digestive system: Dyspepsia, jaundice (including cholestatic jaundice), nausea and vomiting
Hemic and lymphatic system: Leukopenia
Immune system: Hypersensitivity reactions
Nervous system: Amnesia, confusion, diplopia, dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, insomnia, mild muscular incoordination, nystagmus, sedation, seizures (including grand mal), vertigo
Skin and special senses: Blurred vision, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, metallic taste, pruritus, rash, urticaria
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Robaxin (Methocarbamol)
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