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Robaxin may increase your risk of seizures; if you have epilepsy, check with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Warnings and precautions with Robaxin also apply to people who are elderly, have kidney disease, or are pregnant. If you have kidney disease, you should not use the injectable form of Robaxin.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Robaxin® (methocarbamol), talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings With RobaxinSome warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Robaxin include the following:
- If you have epilepsy or a history of seizures, check with your healthcare provider before taking this drug. Robaxin might increase your risk of seizures.
- This medicine commonly causes drowsiness and dizziness, which may interfere with your ability to drive, operate heavy machinery, or focus mentally. Elderly people may be more susceptible to these Robaxin side effects.
- You should avoid alcohol while taking Robaxin, as additive effects, such as increased drowsiness, confusion, or memory loss, could occur.
- Robaxin can potentially interact with other medications (see Robaxin Drug Interactions).
- It is unknown if this medication is safe for use during pregnancy (see Methocarbamol and Pregnancy).
- Injectable Robaxin vials contain dry natural rubber, which could cause allergic reactions in people with latex allergies.
- It is unknown if Robaxin passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Methocarbamol and Breastfeeding).