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Review: could Robaxin cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 2,464 people who have side effects while taking Robaxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 122 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Robaxin (latest outcomes from 2,894 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 2,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Robaxin. Among them, 122 people (4.95%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Robaxin reports

Time on Robaxin when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%57.14%0.00%42.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Robaxin * :

Weight gain81.40%18.60%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Robaxin * :

Weight gain0.00%0.93%9.26%0.93%7.41%25.93%37.96%17.59%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Robaxin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (27 people, 22.13%)
  2. Pain (26 people, 21.31%)
  3. Anxiety (21 people, 17.21%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (17 people, 13.93%)
  5. Breast cancer (14 people, 11.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (35 people, 28.69%)
  2. Xanax (34 people, 27.87%)
  3. Protonix (26 people, 21.31%)
  4. Zoloft (25 people, 20.49%)
  5. Ambien (25 people, 20.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I entered VA healthcare due to PTSD/Anxiety issues, and have ended up feeling better in that sense, but have ended up 60 lbs overweight for the first time in my life, and so fatigued that I have to use a walker at home, and a motorized scooter in public places.

    My doc is thinking Fibromyalgia...
    I've just started wondering if it could be my meds.


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On eHealthMe, Robaxin (methocarbamol) is often used for muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions Robaxin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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