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

Q: is robaxin 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. 

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-25369-25.html

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

will it help for pain for osteoparosis and digenativ disc

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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.

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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

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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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