Methocarbamol Uses, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Overdose

What is Methocarbamol? Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain. Methocarbamol is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Methocarbamol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the dosage for Methocarbamol? Musculoskeletal pain in adults:

  • Initially, take three 500 mg tablets by mouth 4 times a day for first 48 to 72 hours, then take 2 tablets by mouth 4 times a day for the maintenance of spasms
  • If using 750 mg tablets take 2 tablets by mouth 4 times a day for the first 48 to 72 hours, then take 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours or take 2 tablets by mouth 3 times a day for the maintenance of spasms
  • The dose for injections is 1 gram intravenously or intramuscularly every 8 hours with a maximum dose of 3 grams per day for 3 days