Methocarbamol can be taken with or without food. If you have a hard time swallowing pills, you can cut the tablets in half or crush them and mix them with a beverage or soft food like pudding or applesauce.
Methocarbamol is usually prescribed to be taken up to 4 times a day. You don’t have to take it that often if you aren’t having muscle pain or if you are having too many side effects. Methocarbamol can be taken as needed for muscle spasms and still be effective.
Side effects like dizziness and sleepiness are possible. Don’t drink alcohol while taking methocarbamol, as it can make these side effects worse.
Let your provider know if you use other medications that cause dizziness or drowsiness, such as opioids, benzodiazepines, or sleep aids. Methocarbamol can cause life-threatening drowsiness or trouble breathing when combined with these other medications.
Methocarbamol can affect your ability to focus and concentrate. Avoid driving or performing any activity that requires a lot of attention until you know how this medication affects you.