Robaxin
DESCRIPTION

Robaxin is a medication used to treat muscle spasms and pain. This medication is also known as Methocarbamol in the medical field.

How it works

Robaxin works by relaxing the muscles in the body. This enables the medication to reduce the possibility of experiencing muscle spasms.

Uses

The medication is primarily used to treat muscle spasms. It is generally used alongside physical therapy and rest.

Dosage

This medication is consumed by mouth, daily, at least 3-4 times a day. You can consume this medication with or without food. Your physician can prescribe you a different dose that suits your medical condition better.

The dose depends on your medical circumstance and the way you react to the treatment. It is not safe for you to increase the number of tablets you take since it will make you more susceptible to the side effects. It can also lead to an overdose. You must always remember that increasing the dose will not enhance the effectiveness of the medication. If you are making any changes to the dosage or dose schedule, make sure to inform your physician first.

If you wish to experience the best results of this medication, you need to take it as regularly as possible. Do not accidently skip or miss your doses. If you do skip a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses together in order to compensate for one that you missed.

Side effects

Even though Robaxin can beneficial, it can sometimes lead to unpleasant side effects as well. The following are some side effects of this drug you need to look out for.

Drowsiness
Dizziness
Lightheadedness
Upset stomach
Nausea/vomiting
Blurred vision

These side effects usually last for a day or two. However, if they continue to persist, inform your doctor at earliest.

It is also possible for you to experience some severe side effects during the treatment period. These include:

Fainting
Slow heartbeat
Mood changes
Jaundice
Persistent nausea

Even though it is quite unlikely, you can also develop an allergic reaction to this medication. During such circumstances, do not hesitate to contact a physician as soon as possible.

Precautions

You must adhere to the following precautionary instructions during the treatment period in order to ensure your own safety.

Before consuming this medication, ensure that you are not allergic to it.
Inform your healthcare provider if you suffered from a liver disease in the past.
Do not involve in any action that requires you to stay alert as this medication can cause blurred vision.
Avoid the consumption of alcohol.
Be mindful when giving this medication to senior citizens as they are at risk towards certain side effects such as faintness.

Self-care

If you are planning to become pregnant or accidently become pregnant during the treatment period, only use this medicine when it is essential. Do not overuse this medication during this period.

It is unknown whether this medicine can be passed onto babies via breast milk. So, if you wish to nurse your child during the course of treatment period, speak to your healthcare provider first.

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