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Sunday, December 07, 2008 shawn, Community Member, asks

Q: is robaxin a narcotic

Hi there, can you tell me if robaxin is a narcotic?

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Cort, Health Guide
12/ 7/08 10:04pm

No, its not. Robaxin (or methocarbamol) is a central nervous system depressant (as are narcotic medications) and a muscle relaxant but it does not have addictive properties. It's actually a derivative of guaifenesin, which is found in many cough and cold remedies, and which some people believe helps in  fibromyalgia. It is derived from the guaiac tree.

Here are some other links to articles on pain management that you might find useful:

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds



cindy57, Community Member
11/ 4/10 10:43pm

will it help for pain for osteoparosis and digenativ disc

Jacqueline, Community Member
2/13/11 11:12am

I was recently prescribed Robaxin for muscle tension due to serious stress. I have come to find that it's benefitting much more. I have MS and chronic lymes and I am always in constant pain. But now I have noticed that I actually have brief periods of zero pain! It could also be from the vicodin, but i was already on that for several months. So I say it's the Robaxin that is giving the much needed relief from the pain.

alex, Community Member
10/30/09 4:18am

I thought that neurontin worked much more effectively for my particular pain.  I had 4 pounds of flesh and muscle debrieded from my leg after a spider bite

alex, Community Member
10/30/09 4:22am

Oh, yeah, and sorry, no, it is non narcotic, but you should wait to see how it effects you personally. Like me, I can't take benadryl and drive. dilaudid, oxy, methadone, cyboxin, I am fine, but one little benadryl and I feel unsafe on the road. Good luck

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