Robinax (Methocarbamol) (Ro-BAKS-in)
What is Robinax (Methocarbamol) used for?
Robinax (Methocarbamol) is an oral muscle relaxant used to treat pain, muscle spasms, or other skeletal muscle conditions. The medication prevents nerve impulses sent to the muscles to prevent tremors or sudden involuntary movements. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Robinax (Methocarbamol)?
Robinax (Methocarbamol) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken three to four times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack may be suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Robinax (Methocarbamol)?
Some patients using Robinax (Methocarbamol) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, slowed heart rate, faintness, jaundice, or seizures. Contact your doctor as soon as any unusual or worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Robinax (Methocarbamol) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to methocarbamol, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment.
Strictly use Robinax (Methocarbamol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Robinax (Methocarbamol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.