What is Methocarbamol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Methocarbamol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Methocarbamol, sold under brand names such as Robaxin. Methocarbamol belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants. It works by slowing down nervous system activity and relaxing the body.


  • Methocarbamol is used with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle disorders such as pain and injury.
  • Methocarbamol injections are sometimes used to treat tetanus or  temporomandibular disorder ( Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. ), which causes painful muscle spasms.

Temporomandibular disorders


Methocarbamol is available as an oral tablet. Usually at first he takes 4 times a day, but then he can change to 3-6 times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take methocarbamol as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Common side effects include:

  • headache
  • drowsiness 
  • dizziness

Serious side effects may include:

  • liver damage
  • confusion
  • seizures

Not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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