ROBAX PLATINUM PLATINE | MUSCLE BACK PAIN RELIEF
Robax Platinum Platine to relieve back pain caused by muscle spasms, tight neck muscles, strains, and sprains. Robax Platinum has a pain reliever (ibuprofen) and a muscle relaxer (methocarbamol) in it to help with pain and tight muscles, respectively.
Effective Relief From
- Back Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Tense Neck Muscles
- Strains & Sprains
How does Robax Platinum Platine? What will it do for me?
This is a combination product containing 2 medications: methocarbamol and ibuprofen.
It is used to relieve pain associated with muscle spasms such as strains and sprains, back pain, and tense neck muscles.
Methocarbamol belongs to a class of medications called muscle relaxants that reduce muscle spasms.
Ibuprofen belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that reduce pain and inflammation.
This medication may be 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 or approved for all of the conditions discussed here.
As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.
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 recommended it.
What form(s) does ROBAX PLATINUM PLATINE come in?
Each biconvex, bilayer, blue-grey, and white caplet with “RO” on one side contains 500 mg of methocarbamol and 200 mg of ibuprofen.
Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Blue No. 2, ferric oxide (red), hypromellose, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium starch glycolate.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1 or 2 caplets every 4 to 6 hours.
Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours unless directed by your doctor.
If your symptoms last longer than 5 days, you should consult your doctor. The lowest effective dose of this medication should be used for the shortest length of time possible.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other drugs.
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 essential 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 keep it out of the reach of children.
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.
Who should not take ROBAX PLATINUM MUSCLE BACK PAIN RELIEF?
Do not take methocarbamol – ibuprofen if you:
- are allergic to methocarbamol, ibuprofen, or any ingredients of the medication
- are allergic to other carbamates, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., naproxen, ketoprofen, diclofenac)
- are also taking other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., naproxen, ketoprofen, diclofenac)
- are breast-feeding
- are going to or have just had heart surgery
- are or may be pregnant
- are 12 years of age or older and have kidney disease with significant fluid loss (dehydration) due to vomiting, diarrhea, or the lack of fluid intake
- have an active stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer, or a history of recurrent stomach or duodenal ulcers
- have active inflammatory gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) disease (e.g., diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
- have active liver disease or poor liver function
- have asthma, anaphylaxis, hives, rhinitis, or other allergic reactions that are caused by acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; e.g., naproxen, ketoprofen, diclofenac)
- have nasal polyps
- have poor or worsening kidney function
- have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
What side effects are possible with Robax Platinum Platine?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in regular doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Robax Platinum Platine. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- bloating or gas
- difficulty sleeping
- heartburn or indigestion
- stomach pain or cramps
Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- blurred vision
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- fluid retention (e.g., swollen ankles)
- hearing problems
- ringing in the ears
- signs of bleeding (e.g., unusual bleeding or bruising, bleeding gums, unexplained nosebleeds)
- signs of urinary tract problems, e.g.:
- bladder pain
- bloody or cloudy urine
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- change in urine colour or odour
- frequent urge to urinate
- sudden, large increase or decrease in the amount of urine
- loss of bladder control
- signs of liver problems, e.g.:
- dark urine
- pale stools
- stomach pain
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- changes in vision
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- signs of bleeding in the stomach (e.g., bloody, black, or tarry stools; spitting up of blood; vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds)
- signs of heart problems (e.g., fast, irregular heartbeat or pulse, chest pain, difficulty breathing)
- signs of meningitis not caused by infection (e.g., headache (severe), throbbing, or with stiff neck or back, decreased level of consciousness)
- signs of a serious allergic reaction, e.g.:
- abdominal cramps
- difficulty breathing
- nausea and vomiting
- swelling of the face and throat
- signs of a severe skin reaction, e.g.:
- a rash combined with fever or discomfort
- a rash covering a large area of the body
- a rash that spreads quickly
- signs of stroke (e.g., sudden or severe headache; sudden loss of coordination; vision changes; sudden slurring of speech; or unexplained weakness, numbness, or pain in arm or leg)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take this medication.