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ROBAXIN
METHOCARBAMOL - INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

METHOCARBAMOL - INJECTION

(meth-oh-KARB-uh-mole)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Robaxin

Uses

This medication relaxes muscles and relieves pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains, spasms or other muscle injuries.

How To Use

This medication must be administered as directed by your doctor. Use this as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.

Side Effects

May cause stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, headache, dizziness or drowsiness the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor if you develop: persistent stomach pain, skin rash, itching, rapid heart rate, yellowing of the eyes or skin, uncontrolled eye movements, convulsions, pain or skin peeling at injection site. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Use caution when arising from a sitting or lying position because dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. Change positions slowly and use caution on stairs. Avoid activities requiring alertness if dizziness or drowsiness occurs. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol adds to the drowsiness, dizziness and lightheadedness caused by the drug. Women who are pregnant (or may become pregnant) or breast-feeding should tell their doctors before taking methocarbamol.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain medication, sleeping pills, anti- seizure drugs, antidepressants, drugs used for allergies/hay fever/colds. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea or vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, and loss of consciousness.

Notes

Do not allow anyone else to take this medication. This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered if it is within a hour or so. If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C).