ASA - methocarbamol - codeine
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|01934791 ||ROBAXISAL C-1/2 TABLETS|
|01934783 ||ROBAXISAL C-1/4 TABLETS|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
This combination product contains three medications: acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), methocarbamol, and codeine.
ASA belongs to the group of medications called analgesics (pain relievers), anti-inflammatories, and antipyretics (fever reducers).
Methocarbamol belongs to the group of medications called muscle relaxants.
Codeine belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics.
ASA - methocarbamol - codeine phosphate is used for the relief of pain associated with muscle spasm, strains and sprains, low back pain, tendon pain, and muscle pain resulting from injury.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
The usual adult dose is 1 or 2 tablets 3 or 4 times daily.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each coral and white tablet, white layer monogrammed "RO", contains methocarbamol 400 mg, ASA 325 mg, and codeine phosphate 32.4 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose, cornstarch, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and stearic acid.
Each orange and white tablet, orange layer monogrammed "RO", contains ASA 325 mg, methocarbamol 400 mg, and codeine phosphate 16.2 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, FD&C Yellow No. 6, magnesium stearate, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, and stearic acid.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to methocarbamol, ASA, codeine, or any of the ingredients of the medication
- are 12 years of age or younger
- have an active stomach ulcer
- have had a bronchospastic reaction (severe asthma-type reaction), generalized hives, severe running and itching nose, or shock brought on by ASA or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs