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Methocarbamol - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Methocarbamol is used together with other medicines treat painful spasms associated with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Methocarbamol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take Methocarbamol with or without food. You may crush the tablet and sprinkle the contents on food for easier consumption. Try to take it same time each day.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

-brain damage
-epilepsy (seizures or fits)
-myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness disorder)
as Methocarbamol may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease or liver disease.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Methocarbamol may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include the following: fever, headache, difficulty sleeping, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and change in taste (metallic taste).

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience yellowing of the skin, eyes, pain near the stomach area or headache, fever, weakness, infections (e.g. cold, flu).

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for muscle weakness disorder e.g. pyridostigmine
- other muscle relaxants e.g. orphenadrine
- medicine for Parkinson's disease e.g. ropinirole

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Methocarbamol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Methocarbamol - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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