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For relief from pain stemming from muscle-related injuries, medical providers may prescribe Robaxin to their patients. Robaxin (methocarbamol) works to treat muscle spasms and pain by affecting the part of a patient’s central nervous system (CNS) that sends signals to the brain associated with pain and discomfort.

Robaxin is considered to be a relatively safe and non-addictive drug when used as prescribed. There is little recreational use of this drug as it does not produce a “high” like that seen with narcotic use. However, there is potential for abuse of Robaxin. This comes when a person does not feel that the drug is being effective when used as prescribed. They may then choose to self-manage their doses – taking additional amounts of the drug or taking it more frequently to achieve relief from their pain and discomfort. While this may be a quick fix of sorts, eventually their body can develop a tolerance to the drug and then more will be needed to feel the same level of effect on their body. This tolerance can then lead to a dependency for taking Robaxin – and an addiction is then likely.

There are several side effects associated with Robaxin use and some can be serious. Misuse of Robaxin, alone or when combined with other drugs or alcohol, can exacerbate the effects which can include severe skin rash, dizziness, flushing, blurry vision, drowsiness, slowed or increase heart rate, mood swings, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, trouble with urination, and jaundice.

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Robaxin (Methocarbamol) Mixing It With AlcoholMethocarbamol is a medication that’s prescribed to reduce involuntary muscle spasms and the pain associated with them. Robaxin is a brand name of methocarbamol. Methocarbamol should not be mixed with alcohol due to the possibility of increased drowsiness and poor coordination.
Taking Robaxin During Pregnancy: What You Need to KnowIt’s unclear based on currently available research whether or not Robaxin is harmful to an unborn baby. Most doctors will err on the side of caution.