Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant. It is used in the treatment of discomfort caused by acute painful muscle or bone condition along with rest, physical therapy, or other measures.
It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.
It is available in the form of tablet, only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before starting the treatment your doctor should be informed about condition such as,
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which proves Methocarbamol’s harmful effects in children older than 16 years of age. It is not expected to cause different effects than adults. However, safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 16 years of age.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults. However, it should be used with caution in patient who has kidney or liver diseases.
It is a category C drug. It may cause harm or abnormalities in an unborn baby. It is safe not to use it during pregnancy.
Methocarbamol is not known if it can pass into breastmilk or not. If you are using it while nursing, discuss the potential risks with your doctor.
Methocarbamol may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below,
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Other Medical Conditions
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as,
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