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Relafen vs Robaxin-750, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 50

This is personalized comparison of Relafen vs Robaxin-750 for a female aged 50. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Relafen (latest outcomes from 4,544 users) has active ingredients of nabumetone. It is often used in arthritis.

Robaxin-750 (latest outcomes from 215 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in back pain - low.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 1,695 female patients aged 48 who take the same drugs are studied in Relafen vs Robaxin-750

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female48Low back pain

Drugs to compare:

Relafen nabumetoneSmithkline Beecham
Robaxin-750 methocarbamolnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 48 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Relafen (Smithkline Beecham)Robaxin-750
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
PainBack Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Weight Increased
Arthralgia (joint pain)Chest Pain
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Vomiting

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Relafen (Smithkline Beecham)Robaxin-750
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)Anxiety
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Chest PainBone Loss
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Breast Cancer Female
Dyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)Irritability
Rash Generalised (rash on most of body parts)Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
White Blood Cell Count IncreasedGallstone Ileus (a mechanical small bowel obstruction due to gallstone)
Pyrexia (fever)Temperature Regulation Disorder (body is unable to maintain temperature)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

Comments from or about the patient:

which is better to take for my back pain I have disc herniations at l-4 and l-5 and s1 as well as deg.disc disease

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On eHealthMe, Relafen (nabumetone) is often used to treat arthritis. Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) is often used to treat back pain - low. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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