Methocarbanol is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles. It provides relief from rigidity, tension, and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
Methocarbanol should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food. Take it regularly for maximum benefits. Do not stop taking it suddenly without discussing it with your doctor.
Common side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, or blurred vision. If you experience any of these side effects that do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine as it may cause harmful effects to the developing baby.
USES OF METHOCARBANOL
BENEFITS OF METHOCARBANOL
In Muscle relaxation
It is a muscle relaxant that is used to relieve rigidity, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect skeletal muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for such symptoms. It effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF METHOCARBANOL
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.
Common side effects of Methocarbanol:
- Upset stomach
- Blurred vision
HOW TO USE METHOCARBANOL
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW METHOCARBANOL WORKS
It is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.
Methocarbanol may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Methocarbanol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Methocarbanol is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Methocarbanol may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Methocarbanol should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of it may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Methocarbanol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of it may be needed. Please consult your doctor.