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  • Generic Robaxin


    Robaxin is an effective medication for the treatment of skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. This drug has an active component, Methocarbamol, which belongs to a group of drugs known as muscle relaxers. It is manufactured by a growing pharmaceutical company, Auxilium Pharms Llc. It is available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 500 mg.

Methocarbamol is used as the main active component in medications to treat muscle spasm. This active component is a carbamate that shows centrally acting muscle relaxant properties. The exact mechanism of action of this component not known, it is believed to be via a mechanism similar to carbamate. It works by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase at synapses in the autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and central nervous system. It has no direct effect on the contractile mechanism of striated muscle, the motor end plate or the nerve fiber.

Class of Drugs – Muscle relaxant

Molecular Formula – C11H15NO5

Molecular Weight – 241.24 g/mol

Working: This medication is an active component in the medicine that reduces the messages of pain in the body and slows down the nervous system. This effect of Methocarbamol relaxes the muscles and provides pain relief.

Uses: This particular medication is approved for the treatment of muscle spasms/pain. It is usually prescribed with rest, physical therapy, and other treatment. This medication helps to relax the muscles.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active component, Methocarbamol is used in popular brand medicine as mentioned below:

  • Robaxin: 500 mg

It is advisable to avoid driving or doing anything that requires concentration immediately after consuming this drug. Alcoholic beverages should be avoided while treating with medicine, it may cause more dizziness.