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Robaxin vs. Skelaxin for Spasms

Robaxin

Rx
/ 5,388 posts
Other Names: Methocarbamol

Skelaxin

Rx
/ 5,609 posts
Other Names: Metaxalone
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,388 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,609 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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What patients are saying about Robaxin vs. Skelaxin

339 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
back on the robaxin tho. it was good stuff. it doesnt make...
...muscle relaxer... i was on robaxin. it was very useful. my dr switched me to skelaxin. idk why he switched me. ...put me back on the robaxin tho. it was good stuff. it doesnt make...
However, before the flexiril, my doc tried Robaxin and then...
I take flexiril now and unlike most ...makes me sleepy. However, before the flexiril, my doc tried Robaxin and then Skelaxin and the Skelaxin worked and didn't make me...
and it did nothing for me so I changed to skelaxin and...
...a 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 my neck...
Flexeril...to Skelaxin...then Robaxin....Skelaxin...and...
...have gone from Flexeril...to Skelaxin...then Robaxin....Skelaxin...and now back to Flexeril over the last 9 years....it seems to work well for me ...is willing to prescribe the Hydrocodone again...
on zanaflex (yet going to ask for robaxin) and neurontin...
Ruthie, I'm on zanaflex (yet going to ask for robaxin) and neurontin and some oxycodone, yet I've tried so ...with meds that didn't work (cymbalta, lyrica, skelaxin, and the list goes o...
the skelaxin i took after taper from oxycodone, i guess my...
...the street , something like robaxin , will not be sought ...to much, thats why they like them , the skelaxin i took after taper from oxycodone, i guess my point is some drugs are...
Robaxin, then Skelaxin now I am back to Flexeril again. The...
...things down. I use this every so often as I have also had fusion surgeries (3 of them) and still have severe herniations, bone spurs, and other health issues. Another option that works for me as m...
and Robaxin for chronic severe muscle spasm. I think...
I take Skelaxin and Robaxin for chronic severe muscle spasm. I think they work about the same for me. I alternate to avoid building a tolerance. For me they work ok - not great,...
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........
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...
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