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Methocarbamol is used in combination with rest and physical therapy for relieving pain due to musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains or injuries.
How does the drug work?
Methocarbamol is a central muscle relaxant. It blocks the nerve impulses (responsible for pain) that are sent to the brain and relieve pain.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of methocarbamol are dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, ataxia, flushing, fever, headache, low blood pressure, discoloration of urine, and confusion.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Can I take alprazolam with methocarbamol? Using alprazolam along with methocarbamol can cause severe sedation. So, consult your doctor before using these drugs.
2. What are effects seen due to overdose? You may experience severe drowsiness, fainting, or seizures due to an overdose of methocarbamol tablet.
3. Is methocarbamol addictive? No. Methocarbamol use doesn’t lead to addiction. But chronic use may cause dependence in some cases.
4. Is methocarbamol a narcotic? No. Methocarbamol is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
5. Can I take ibuprofen with methocarbamol? No significant drug interactions exist between ibuprofen and methocarbamol. However, consult your doctor for case-specific recommendations.