You can buy generic versions of Robaxin tablets, but not Robaxin injection. The generic tablets are available in two strengths (500 mg and 750 mg) and are made by a number of different companies, including Watson Laboratories and Lannett Company. The FDA has given the generic tablets an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name tablets.
Can I Buy Generic Robaxin?Robaxin® (methocarbamol) is a prescription medication used to treat muscle spasms. It belongs to a group of drugs known as skeletal muscle relaxants.
Brand-name Robaxin is manufactured by Schwarz Pharma. However, the patent has expired and generic Robaxin is now available.
Available StrengthsGeneric Robaxin tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Methocarbamol 500 mg
- Methocarbamol 750 mg.
The injectable version of Robaxin is not available in generic form, probably due to low demand.
Who Makes Generic Robaxin?Generic Robaxin is made by the following manufacturers:
- Impax Laboratories, Inc.
- Lannett Company
- Vintage Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- Watson Laboratories
- West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
Is Generic Methocarbamol as Good as Robaxin?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All generic Robaxin tablets currently available have an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.