Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is a prescription pills. It used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.
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You may start feeling better soon (about half an hour) after start taking this drug.
The exact mechanism of how Robaxin works is not known. Methocarbamol is presumed to work by depressing the central nervous system, leading to relaxation of muscles. It works by slowing activity in the nervous system to allow the body to relax.
Take Robaxin exactly as prescribed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Skelaxin (Metaxalone) is a prescription pills. Skelaxin belongs to a group of drugs called muscle relaxants. It is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
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It should begin working to relieve your symptoms right away (approximately 1 hour).
The exact mechanism of action of Skelaxin is unknown, but it may be due to general central nervous system depression. Metaxalone is presumed to work by blocking transmission of nerve impulses in the brain thus relieving pain sensations.
Skelaxin comes in an 800 mg tablet and is usually taken 3 to 4 times a day. You should not take more than 800 mg of metaxalone more than 4 times a day. Skelaxin pills are best taken on an empty stomach or with a small snack. Taking tablets with food can increase the effects.
I have real bad muscle spasms especially during the time of the month due to me being an athlete. Robaxin been the only medication to help me and keep me functioning all day without being balled up on the floor crying.
I have bulging disc in thoracic area on my back. After 4 months of pain, 21 physical therapy appt., and Vicodin 3 times a day my doctor prescribed Robaxin. I've been 6days on it and its wonderful! No more Vicodin, sleeping all night again and 6hr. Work days. Loving it.
I have had back spasms that come out of nowhere at times, that literally drop me to my knees. I can't take vicodin & don't really like taking any habit forming drugs. My physician gave me Skelaxin & upon taking the first dosage, I felt my muscles relax. I wasn't drowsy from it either. The only side effect was I had a headache the first day or two. It was prescribed for only short term usage. I would recommend this product if asked.
I have some intermittent problems with severe neck and shoulder spasms, and Skelaxin works very well for me.