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Robaxin vs. Skelaxin for Spasms

Robaxin

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/ 5,329 posts
Other Names: Methocarbamol

Skelaxin

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/ 5,495 posts
Other Names: Metaxalone
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,329 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,495 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Taken For: Spasms
Taken For: Pain Spasms
Methocarbamol (trade name Robaxin, which is marketed by Actient Pharmaceuticals LLC in the United States and Pfizer in Canada) is a central muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle spasms. It is the carbamate of guaifenesin, but does not prod... Read more on Wikipedia
Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, b... Read more on Wikipedia
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By BigLotsPrincess
August 19, 2014
BigLotsPrincess wrote
Robaxin vs skelaxin
Neither of them did anything for me.
Zanaflex helps tremendously.
Especially when taken with benzos.
I've been down the rabbit hole of somas.
Don't ever wish that upon anyone.
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What patients are saying about Robaxin vs. Skelaxin

335 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
and skelaxin did nothing for me. Robaxin helped more...
...did nothing for me. Robaxin helped more than they did, but so far nothing works very well at all. In fact my doctor decided the benefit I was getting from them was not worth the side...
instead. For some reason after I use it for awhile it helps...
...sometimes I use robaxin instead. For some reason after I use it for awhile it helps to swith to...
help me. I have been on skelaxin which helps, but I need...
...did not help me. I have been on skelaxin which helps, but I need to try something cheaper- through medicare skelaxin is 70 dollars for 45 tabs but this last time it lasted about 2 1/2 months maybe...
a nightmare - literally gave me night terrors.... ewwwww....
...but have not tried it. Robaxin was a nightmare - literally gave me night terrors.... ewwwww. Flexaril is a ...thing for the most part. Skelaxin is good but it gives me a headache... at least...
doesn't work for me as a muscle relaxer. Robaxin...
...though. Skelaxin doesn't work for me as a muscle relaxer. Robaxin is a little better, but I do get stomach upset with...
for more than 2 days in a row or I get very anxious/paranoid...
...is Robaxin (methalcarbamol). It makes me sleepy, but ...sharper with Skelaxin than anything else. I just can't take it for more than 2 days in a row or I get very anxious/paranoid. Happens to...
so sleepy and wiped out. Skelaxin and Robaxin are no probl...
It is all about finding your \"formula\" For me flexeril and soma are not good. They make me so sleepy and wiped out. Skelaxin and Robaxin are no problem. The good thing is and others jump in........
taking Robaxin, and Skelaxin before that. Those were great...
...am taking Robaxin, and Skelaxin before that. Those were great in that I ...effective for the spasm. I think Flexeril will be the next try. Last time I took Flexeril, I felt hungover the next ...
I changed to skelaxin and it is working much better. The...
...so sorry you are in so much pain. I don't ...muscle relaxer? I was on robaxin and it did nothing for me so I changed to skelaxin and it is working much better. The majority of my pain is in m...
found Robaxin works best for me. I tried Soma, made me...
...Robaxin works best for me. I tried Soma, made me sleepy but did work, Skelaxin didn't do a ...you. Never did take Flexeril that...
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