You may think that we are trying to scare you away from Methocarbamol, but we are doing nothing of the sorts. We just think that everyone needs to have all the facts in front of them, especially when a drug is as potent as Methocarbamol is. We will be talking about possible negative effects of using Methocarbamol and unwanted effects that may affect your treatment; however, we also wish to point out that it is far more likely that you will experience nothing of this, especially if you take your Methocarbamol properly and without doing anything ill-advised.
First of all, we wish to say something about the dosage as this needs to be stated very clearly. There is a usual recommended dosage for Methocarbamol and it involves taking 1500 mg of Methocarbamol four times a day. This is the treatment that is in place in the first two to three days. After that, you will most likely be told to reduce the amount of Methocarbamol you take daily, to 4000 mg a day in several doses. Your doctor may, however, recommend a totally different dosage and in such a case, you need to adhere to it.
Side effects that may occur when using Methocarbamol include blurred vision, fever, upset stomach, flushing, dizziness and drowsiness. It may also cause your urine to turn blue, green or even black. These are not, however, signs that you should panic. If you experience severe skin reactions, slow heart rate, mood and mental changes, urination problems, persistent vomiting and nausea, jaundice or clumsiness, you need to talk to your doctor at once.
Methocarbamol may also interact with some drugs, most notably any drugs that can also cause drowsiness. If you combine Methocarbamol with such drugs, you may feel overwhelming drowsiness and dizziness that can be outright debilitating. Pyridostigmine is a drug that can interact with Methocarbamol in a particularly nasty way. In fact, the best thing would be to run any combinations that you had in mind by your doctor and see whether they approved. If they do not, then do not take the drug you planned with your Methocarbamol.