Generic Name: METHOCARBAMOL - ORAL Pronounced: (meth-oh-KAR-ba-mole) Robaxin-750 Oral Interactions
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certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine)
anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam)
anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine)
medicine for sleep (e.g., sedatives)
narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine)
psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as
chlorpromazine, or tricyclic anti-depressants such as amitriptyline)
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