Information about Methocarbamol

    Methocarbamol uses

    Methocarbamol is used for muscle relaxation.

    How methocarbamol works

    Methocarbamol works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

    Common side effects of methocarbamol

    Skin rash, Urine discolouration, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Fever, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Stomach upset, Itching, Chills, Decreased blood pressure

    Available Medicine for Methocarbamol

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    Expert advice for Methocarbamol

    • Methocarbamol can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Methocarbamol, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Methocarbamol


    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
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    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 29 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)