Why was Robaxin discontinued?

Why was Robaxin discontinued?

Par discontinued methocarbamol tablets in July 2018. Solco states the shortage was due to an active ingredient shortage. Virtus discontinued methocarbamol tablets in June 2019.

What does Robaxin contain?

robaxin®/robaxin®- 750 (methocarbamol tablets, USP), a carbamate derivative of guaifenesin, is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant with sedative and musculoskeletal relaxant properties. The chemical name of methocarbamol is 3-(2-methoxyphenoxy) -1,2propanediol 1-carbamate and has the empirical formula C11H15NO5.

What is methocarbamol 750 mg used to treat?

Methocarbamol is used to treat muscle spasms/pain. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatment. It works by helping to relax the muscles.

What is generic for Robaxin?

What is Robaxin? Robaxin is a muscle relaxant that is FDA approved to treat pain and discomfort from musculoskeletal conditions like sprains, back pain, and neck pain. It is available as a generic drug called methocarbamol.

Is Robaxin safe to take?

Methocarbamol may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant. It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk. Robaxin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old unless to treat tetanus.

Does Robaxin contain ibuprofen?

This is a combination product containing 2 medications: methocarbamol and ibuprofen. It is used to relieve pain associated with muscle spasm such as strains and sprains, back pain, and tense neck muscles. Methocarbamol belongs to a class of medications called muscle relaxants that reduce muscle spasms.

Does methocarbamol 750 make you sleepy?

Methocarbamol oral tablet may cause drowsiness. It may also cause other side effects.

Is Robaxin 750 mg a narcotic?

Methocarbamol isn’t a narcotic. It’s a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasms, tension, and pain. It may be mistaken for a narcotic due to side effects like drowsiness and dizziness, which can feel like a drug “high.”

How long should you take Robaxin?

Usual Adult Dose for Muscle Spasm: IV/IM therapy should not be administered for more than 3 consecutive days without a drug-free interval of 48 hours. Use: As an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Can Robaxin be taken long term?

Chronic abuse of Robaxin has also been shown to cause suicidal thoughts or behaviors and someone who abuses it regularly with other CNS depressants may also be more likely to overdose. Signs and symptoms of a Robaxin overdose may include seizures or loss of consciousness.

What should I know before taking Robaxin tablets?

This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Robaxin (methocarbamol tablets). Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions. This medicine is used with rest, PT (physical therapy), pain drugs, and other therapies.

How does Robaxin work as a muscle relaxer?

(Generic Robaxin) Anti-Inflammatory Oral Tab. A potent skeletal muscle relaxant which has an unusually selective action on the central nervous system, specifically on the internuncial neurons of the spinal cord. This specific action results in a diminution of skeletal muscle hyperactivity without concomitant alteration in normal muscle tone.

Can a Robaxin injection be done in a recumbent position?

Since ROBAXIN Injectable is hypertonic, vascular extravasation must be avoided. A recumbent position will reduce the likelihood of side reactions. Blood aspirated into the syringe does not mix with the hypertonic solution. This phenomenon occurs with many other intravenous preparations.