Robaxacet provides effective relief of back pain associated with muscle spasm, tense neck muscles, strains and sprains. Robaxacet contains a regular strength analgesic (acetaminophen 325 mg) to relieve pain and a muscle relaxant (methocarbamol 400 mg).
Methocarbamol is used to treat muscle spasms/pain. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatment. It’s thought that this drug decreases your body’s messages of pain and slows down your nervous system. This relaxes your muscles and provides pain relief.
Methocarbamol 400 mg, Acetaminophen 325 mg
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KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
This package contains enough drug to seriously harm a child.
DO NOT USE with other products containing acetaminophen or methocarbamol.
ADULT USE ONLY. Do not take more than the recommended dose unless advised by a doctor. Use the smallest effective dose. Taking more than the maximum daily dose may cause severe or possibly fatal liver damage.
Do not take if allergic to acetaminophen or any of the listed ingredients. Stop use and consult a doctor if you develop allergic reactions such as wheezing, rash or itching, if your symptoms last more than 5 days or fever lasts more than 3 days.
Do not use without consulting a doctor if you suffer from chronic alcoholism, serious liver or kidney disease, if pregnant, nursing or under a physician’s care.
Do not use with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or for two weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. Consult a doctor prior to combining with medication for high blood pressure, depression or any other medication including prescription drugs, salicylates, nasal decongestants or pain and fever medications.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Consult a doctor before use if taking sleeping pills, sedatives or tranquillizers, or cold and allergy medications, since these medications may increase drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic beverages, driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. In case of accidental overdose: Contact a physician or poison control centre immediately, even if you do not notice any possible signs or symptoms such as increased sweating, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, blurred vision and loss of appetite.
Store at room temperature (15°– 30°C).
Adult Dosage (12 years and older): 2 caplets, every 6 hours, not to exceed 8 caplets daily.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
caution: muscle relaxants (methocarbamol) can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, nausea/vomiting, or blurred vision. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Muscle relaxants, like methocarbamol in Robaxacet, can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way another medication works. This can be harmful or prevent the medications from working well.
To help avoid interactions, speak with your doctor or one of the pharmacists. We can limit potential medication interactions with care by helping to personalize medications to you. Be sure to tell our pharmacists about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something give one of our pharmacists a call.
Drinking alcohol can increase the sedating effect of this drug and many others. If you drink alcohol, it is important to let your doctor and our pharmacy team know.
Interactions that increase the risk of side effects:
Taking Robaxacet with certain drugs that also cause drowsiness raises your risk of this side effect. Examples of these drugs include:
Anxiety drugs: such as lorazepam, diazepam, clonazepam, or alprazolam.
Pain killers: particularly opiates such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, tramadol, codeine or morphine.
Certain antidepressants: such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, doxepin, and imipramine.
Antipsychotics: such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, risperidone, olanzapine or quetiapine
Over-the-counter products: such as kava-kava, valerian root, gravol (dimenhydrinate) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
*This is few examples of potential interactions. If you would like to learn more about if Robaxacet is right for you please speak to one of our pharmacy team members
Warnings for other groups:
For pregnant women: Methocarbamol found in Robaxacet is a category C pregnancy drug. That means two things:
Research in animals has shown adverse effects on the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
There haven’t been enough studies done in humans to be certain how the drug might affect the fetus.
Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
For women who are breastfeeding: Methocarbamol may pass into breast milk and may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your child. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.
For seniors: The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This raises your risk of side effects. It may be wise to start on a lower dose or a different dosing schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.
For children: This medication should not be used in people younger than 16 years of age.