Robaxin, also referred to by its generic name methocarbamol, is a medication used to treat muscle spasms and pain. Usually, patients who are given Robaxin are also in physical therapy or some other treatment option where rest is required. Methocarbamol is effective due to its ability to relax muscles.
Methocarbamol, like any other medication, has the potential to produce side effects in some patients. More common side effects of Robaxin treatment are drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Call your doctor right away if these common Robaxin side effects get worse or last an unusual length of time.
Many people who take Robaxin do not experience serious methocarbamol side effects, but it is important to tell your doctor promptly if you experience serious Robaxin side effects such as fainting, slow heartbeat, yellowing eyes or skin, persistent nausea and vomiting, and mood changes. It is also rare for patients to experience an allergic reaction to methocarbamol, but if you do, get medical help as soon as possible. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Robaxin are rash, itching or swelling of the tongue, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
Even if patients take Robaxin exactly as their doctor asks, there is potential for them to develop a methocarbamol dependence or an even further addiction to Robaxin. If you start to notice signs of Robaxin addiction, such as becoming obsessed with finding and taking methocarbamol or losing interest in hobbies you once enjoyed, get medical help as soon as possible.
Speak to your doctor if you are no longer interested in taking Robaxin. Do not stop taking methocarbamol cold turkey, as this may produce enhanced Robaxin withdrawal effects. Typically, your doctor will gradually lower your Robaxin dose over time if you are looking to discontinue treatment.
The Recovery Village offers different rehabilitation programs to cater to each patient’s individual needs. Before entering either inpatient or outpatient methocarbamol rehab, patients will be entered into a medically assisted detoxification program to safely get Robaxin out of their system. Then patients can decide whether they would like to live on campus at The Recovery Village for inpatient Robaxin rehab or live at home while they attend scheduled appointments through the Robaxin outpatient rehab program.
Regardless of which program they choose, each patient will participate in individual and group counseling while attending rehab programs at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Robaxin rehab allows patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient facilities. This may be beneficial for patients who are experiencing very severe methocarbamol addiction. The inpatient Robaxin rehab allows patients to recover from methocarbamol addiction safely without distractions from the outside world. In this program, patients will learn skills on how to handle their individual methocarbamol addiction struggles.
After patients finish their stay at the inpatient Robaxin rehab facility, they will be placed into the outpatient Robaxin rehab program. In this program option, patients will live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients with less severe Robaxin addiction will skip the inpatient methocarbamol rehab program entirely and begin with the outpatient option, as it is much easier to participate in daily activities while in the outpatient methocarbamol rehab program. Along with counseling services, patients in the outpatient Robaxin rehab program will receive medical assistance and advice for handling their Robaxin addiction and managing any co-occurring mental health issues they may be facing.
Finding the right methocarbamol rehab center for you is an important step on the road to recovery. Because not all patients react to Robaxin addiction the same, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you need in a methocarbamol rehab center. It may be beneficial to bring up the duration of your Robaxin treatment as well as your methocarbamol dosages while having this discussion.
If you or someone you love is struggling with Robaxin addiction or substance use disorder, seek help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village offers a variety of resources that can save you or your loved one’s life.
The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.