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What is methocarbamol?

Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxer. It is used to relax muscles and treat pain caused by muscle injuries like sprains and strains. It does not affect the muscles directly, but rather works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to the brain. It is usually combined with physical therapy, rest and other healing measures. The medication comes in the form of a tablet that is taken orally. Methocarbamol is the generic name for the drug sold under the brand name Robaxin.

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