Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant which works by blocking nerve impulses or pain sensations that are sent to your brain. You may need to reduce your methocarbamol dose after the first 2 to 3 days of treatment. Methocarbamol may impair your thinking or even your reactions so you should be careful to drive or anything that may require you to be alert. Alcohol consumption may increase the side effects of methocarbamol.
Methocarbamol is used to treat muscle spasms or pain. It is categorized as a muscle relaxant drug. Methocarbamol works by blocking the nerve impulses or the pain sensations sent to the brain. It also helps to relax the muscles as to minimize unnecessary movements. It works better in treating skeletal muscle pain when combined with physical therapy. The drug is in liquid solution form, and it can be administered either as an injection or orally. Methocarbamol should be taken 3 to 4 times a day according to the physician's prescription. Shaking it well before use is a crucial step when administering this drug. It is safe for both adults and pediatric patients.