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Robaxin

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/15/2017
Robaxin Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 03/15/2017

Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Robaxin is available in generic form. Common side effects of Robaxin include:

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling),
  • constipation,
  • headache,
  • confusion,
  • memory problems,
  • loss of balance or coordination,
  • blurred vision,
  • double vision,
  • eye redness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • drowsiness,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • stuffy nose,
  • itching, or
  • rash, especially during the first few days as your body adjusts to this medication.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Robaxin including:

  • fever,
  • chills,
  • flu symptoms,
  • slow heart rate,
  • feeling like you might pass out,
  • seizures (convulsions), or
  • jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

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. Tell 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 breastfeeding.

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.

Robaxin Consumer Information

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.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Robaxin (Methocarbamol)

Robaxin Professional 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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© Robaxin Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Robaxin Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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