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Robax Platinum (Methocarbamol / Ibuprofen)


Robax Platinum (Methocarbamol / Ibuprofen)

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500mg Methocarbamol / 200mg Ibuprofen

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  • Product Details


    Robax Platinum contains methocarbamol and ibuprofen to treat pain caused by muscle spasms, including back pain, tense neck muscles, strains, and sprains.

    Robax Platinum comes in caplets that contain 500 mg of methocarbamol and 200 mg of ibuprofen.

    Fact Table


    Methocarbamol: C11H15NO5 Ibuprofen: C8H9NO2


    US DailyMed, US FDA


    Methocarbamol: 50.7 to 124 percent, Ibuprofen: 80–100%

    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    Methocarbamol: 1-2 hours Ibuprofen: 2-4 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    500mg Methocarbamol / 200mg Ibuprofen


    Consult doctor


    Robax Platinum

    Protein binding

    Methocarbamol: ~46-50% Ibuprofen: 98%

    PubChem CID

    Methocarbamol: 4107 Ibuprofen: 3672


    Methocarbamol: a682579 Ibuprofen: a682159


    Methocarbamol: 6832 Ibuprofen: 5855

    ATC code

    Methocarbamol: M03BA03 Ibuprofen: C01EB16


    Methocarbamol: DB00423 Ibuprofen: DB01050


    Methocarbamol: D00402 Ibuprofen: D00126

    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Take Robax Platinum as your doctor has prescribed. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you have. 

    Adults and children 12 years of age and older are recommended to take one to two caplets by mouth every four to six hours as needed. No more than six caplets should be taken within 24 hours.


    Robax Platinum contains methocarbamol and ibuprofen. Inactive ingredients includecolloidal silicon dioxide, copovidone, FD&C Blue No. 2, ferric oxide (red), hypromellose, methyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid.


    Do not take Robax Platinum if you have or are:

    • peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding or inflammatory disease such as colitis or Crohn's
    • taking acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
    • an allergy to ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, ASA or other salicylates, methocarbamol, or to any component in Robax Platinum
    • nasal polyps (swelling inside the nose)
    • asthma, anaphylaxis, hives, stuffed or runny nose from allergies, or skin rash
    • dehydrated 
    • serious liver or kidney problems
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and in your third trimester of pregnancy 

    Do not take Robax Platinum immediately before or after heart surgery.


    • Before you begin treatment with Robax Platinum, tell your doctor about:
      • All the medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your health history and current medical problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid problems, asthma, kidney or liver problems, glaucoma, or blood clotting problems
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
    • Avoid driving and operating machinery until you know how you tolerate Robax Platinum.
    • Keep Robax Platinum away from children.
    • Caution should be used in patients who have heart failure, high blood pressure, or fluid retention.
    • Caution should be used in patients who have irritation of the GI tract, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's.
    • Caution should be used in patients who are at increased risk of kidney or liver problems. This includes patients who take fluid pills and older people.
    • Stop using Robax Platinum and contact your doctor if you have difficulty or pain when urinating.
    • The risk of stomach bleeding is increased if you are 60 years of age and older, have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding disorders, take blood thinners or steroids, take Robax Platinum with other NSAID-containing medications, or consume more than three alcoholic drinks a day while taking Robax Platinum.

    Side Effects

    Robax Platinum side effects include heartburn, constipation, nausea, bloating, nervousness, or problems sleeping; however, these are not all the possible side effects that can occur. If you have any side effects that bother you or won't go away, call your doctor right away.


    1. Robax Platinum. Mississauga, ON, CA: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare; 2019.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 6561

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