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Methocarbamol is used as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions caused by injuries such as muscle sprains and strains.

How it works

Methocarbamol is a skeletal muscle relaxant. Methocarbamol acts on the nervous system to allow the body to relax.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Skin rash, Itching, Stomach upset, Urine discolouration, Chills, Fever


Expert advice

  • Do not take this medicine, if you suffer from have ever suffered any brain damage or coma, epilepsy or convulsions; myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness).
  • Do not use this medicine, if you are allergic to methocarbamol or any of the ingredients of the medicine.
  • Avoid using methocarbamol, if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Do take special precaution, if you have or ever had any kidney or liver problems.
  • Methocarbamol may make you feel sleepy; avoid use of machinery or driving a car.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking methocarbamol.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is methocarbamol an NSAID/Benzo/strong drug?
No, methocarbamol does not belong to NSAID, or Benzodiazepine. It is a derivative of guaifenesin.
Q. Is methocarbamol 750 mg a narcotic/ habit forming?
No, methocarbamol is neither a narcotic nor a habit forming drug.
Q. Is methocarbamol the same as methadone?
No, methocarbamol is a derivative of guaifenesin while methadone is derivative of opium.
Q. Can I take methocarbamol for toothache/menstrual cramp/ headache/pain/tooth pain?
Methocarbamol is not prescribed for the treatment of toothache/menstrual cramp/ headache/pain/tooth pain.
Q. Is methocarbamol stronger than Flexeril?
No reports are available which confirm stronger activity of methocarbamol compared with Flexeril.

Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)