• shawn shawn
    December 07, 2008
    is robaxin a narcotic
    shawn shawn
    December 07, 2008

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

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    December 07, 2008
    Cort
    Health Guide
    December 07, 2008

    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

    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
      November 04, 2010
      cindy57
      November 04, 2010

      will it help for pain for osteoparosis and digenativ disc

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    • Jacqueline
      February 13, 2011
      Jacqueline
      February 13, 2011

      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 October 30, 2009
    alex
    December 07, 2008

    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 October 30, 2009
    alex
    December 07, 2008

    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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