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white oblong pill with dan on one side and 5382 on the other

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nenene Says:

This is a generic medication. It is 750mg of methcarbamol, (sp?), or brand name Robaxin. It is an anti-inflammatory, non-narcotic pain reliever. It is used often times for mild to moderate joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis. It can be very effective for this kind of pain if your stomach is able to tolerate it. Many experience quite a bit of nausea, vomiting, shaking and dizziness; however, that can be taken care of by eating with the medication or taking phenergan, compazine or some other type of anti-nausau medication.

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Verwon Says:

Methocarbomol is a muscle relaxant.

METHOCARBAMOL (Robaxin(R)) is a muscle relaxant. It helps to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and can treat muscle spasms.

Methocarbamol Info Click Here

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nenene123 Says:

You're right, I was thinking it was an anti-imflammatory, but I was wrong. My doctor tried using it WITH an anti-immflammatory but I am allergic to NSAIDS and had problems with the combination.

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Verwon Says:

That would such, that narrows down the drug list of what you can take to a very small amount of items for pain or inflammation.

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nenene123 Says:

you got that right and on occasion, a doctor here or there doesn't believe me. I hate it.

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Verwon Says:

Oh, I understand that, I have run into many who didn't want to believe me about stuff I couldn't take, they will try that thing like they are talking to a little kid, Well how about you just give it a try again, maybe it wasn't really this med last time.

Now, if I was ten, I could understand that attitude, but we are adults with complicated medical histories and are smart enough to know what works, what doesn't, and what we can't use.

My currend doc has learned long ago, so she doesn't even argue, if I say something doesn't work, she knows it doesn't, and if I say my pain is out of control, she knows I mean it, no arguments. (Well she is actually the CRNP at my docs office, but she is awesome!)

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nenene123 Says:

I respect (most of the time) and prefer the CRNP and/or the PA over a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy anytime. Usually, they take more time, are more thorough, and listen to what you have to say and respect you when you tell them what works and what does not.

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nenene123 Says:

sounds like you have a good doctor. I have to drive an hour 1/4 away to Wilkes Barre, PA to a clinic to get my meds free. Unfortunatley, there is a new resident every month. The physician who oversees it has never been at the clinic as far as I know.

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Verwon Says:

LOL! I can understand that, the nearest pain management center to me has stopped doing to pain management stuff because they could not keep a doctor their full time to watch over people anymore.

My docs office is an hour and a half away from us, but with my husband and I both having complicated medical problems, it just seemed easier to drive the extra distance than try to switch to a new doctor and go through the rigamarole of trying to get them to prescribe my meds and such.

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