Robaxin (Methocarbamol) Addiction And Abuse
Methocarbamol works by directly influencing nerve impulses within the brain. Robaxin prevents the activation of pain sensors in your brain, which helps to control muscle spasms and decrease pain. Your doctor will prescribe this medication if they believe it will help with pain management, and they will adjust your dosage of Robaxin according to your individual medical condition and level of pain.
This oral medication is prescribed in two different doses — 500 mg or 750 mg — depending on your pain level. You should always take Robaxin exactly as directed, as taking more medication than necessary can lead to adverse and sometimes dangerous side effects. Your level of pain will not drastically decrease by taking more methocarbamol than prescribed.
Moderate side effects of taking Robaxin can be worsened if you consume alcohol. Always inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking while on methocarbamol, as this can lead to serious side effects or even overdose. Symptoms of a methocarbamol overdose may include seizures or loss of consciousness, and you should seek medical attention immediately. If you believe you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, seek help today. Take your first step towards recovery today.
If you experience certain serious side effects, you should stop taking Robaxin and contact your doctor. Severe side effects include difficulty breathing, facial swelling, chest pain, irregular heartbeat or rash. Avoid alcohol or other depressant medications to prevent an accidental overdose. Anti-anxiety medications and other muscle relaxants can be especially dangerous while on methocarbamol. Keep your doctor informed about your pain level to make sure the benefits of Robaxin fit your individual medical needs.
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