The active component of this medicine is Methocarbamol. This active component is a carbamate that shows centrally acting muscle relaxant properties. The exact mechanism of this drug is not known completely. It is postulated to be via a mechanism similar to carbamate, i.e. inhibition of acetylcholinesterase at synapses in the autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and central nervous system. This drug has no direct effect on the contractile mechanism of striated muscle, the motor end plate, or the nerve fiber.
Methocarbamol-composed medicine Robaxin is a muscle relaxant. This drug works by blocking nerve impulses or pain sensations that are sent to the brain. This medication is used together with rest and physical therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle conditions like pain or injury.
This mentioned medication belongs to a class of drugs known as muscle relaxers. Robaxin is thought that this medicine decreases the messages of pain in the body and slows down the nervous system. It relaxes muscles and provides pain relief.
This muscle relaxant medicine is available for oral consumption in a dosage as given below:
- 500 mg: This medicine must be consumed with or without food as directed by the doctor. Do not increase the prescribed dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed.
Side Effects Of Robaxin
- yellow eyes or skin
- vomiting of blood
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unpleasant breath odor
- tightness in the chest
- swollen glands
- sudden loss of consciousness
- stomach pain
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- sore throat
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- rash, hives, itching, red skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- painful or difficult urination
- pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
- muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
- loss or problems with memory
- loss of bladder control
- loss of appetite
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- fast heartbeat
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when suddenly getting up from a lying or
- sitting position
- difficulty swallowing
- dark urine
- clay-colored stools
- chest pain or discomfort
- changes in skin color
- blurred vision
- Black, tarry stools
Before consuming this medicine, discuss it with the doctor in case of myasthenia gravis.
What is Robaxin?
Robaxin is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses that are sent to the brain.
When should Robaxin be avoided?
Robaxin should be avoided in case of epilepsy or other seizure disorders, kidney disease, and liver disease.
How to take Robaxin?
Take Robaxin exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on the prescription label.
What if missed a prescribed dose?
Take a missed dose of Robaxin as soon as remembered. Skip a missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose.
What should be avoided while taking Robaxin?
Robaxin may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful if driving or doing anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Robaxin.