Mixing Robaxin With Alcohol
Pregnant mothers and those who are breastfeeding may want to avoid taking methocarbamol. Early research indicates that taking Robaxin during pregnancy may increase the chances of congenital birth defects. Methocarbamol may cause conflicts with medications that act as anticholinesterase agents. Share with your doctor if you have a history of myasthenia gravis.
The elderly and individuals with poor kidney or liver function are at a higher risk for complications when taking methocarbamol. Side effects of methocarbamol in healthy individuals may include clumsiness, dizziness, drowsiness, flushing of the skin (red/hot), fever, upset stomach and blurred vision. Such symptoms, despite being relatively common, should be reported to the prescribing physician immediately. Other more serious side effects may include persistent nausea and vomiting, severe abdominal pain, fainting, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) and a severe, itchy skin rash.
On rare occasions, patients may experience rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or an unusually slow heart rate (bradycardia). Such symptoms can be indicative of a more serious underlying issue and should be treated as an immediate health risk. Suicidal thoughts are rare but should be taken seriously. Certain individuals may also experience signs of infection, trouble urinating and abrupt changes in mood. Urine may turn blue, black or green, but is not a sign of an underlying health issue and is no reason for concern.
Side effects range from dizziness and drowsiness to potentially life-threatening fluctuations in heart rate and suicidal ideations. Speak with your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects mentioned in this article. Alcohol and Robaxin should not be mixed due to the potential for unmanageable drowsiness and poor coordination.
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