How much is Robaxin (methocarbamol) without insurance?

Generic Robaxin, methocarbamol, costs $48. Here’s how to save on methocarbamol without insurance.

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Methocarbamol is a generic prescription skeletal muscle relaxant that is FDA-approved to relieve muscle pain due to muscle spasms, injuries, strains, or sprains, along with rest and physical therapy. Methocarbamol is also an add-on tetanus treatment and is sometimes prescribed off-label for pain conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia. Methocarbamol doesn’t work directly on the muscles. Instead, the drug slows down the central nervous system like a sedative. Methocarbamol is commonly prescribed as an oral tablet, but sometimes it’s administered as an injection. As a tablet, methocarbamol is a moderately-priced generic drug, typically costing less than $50 for seven days of treatment. That may seem like a lot, but most people will receive prescriptions for only a couple of days of tablets. Still, people without insurance have some effective ways to dramatically reduce the cost of generic drugs like methocarbamol. 

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What is the brand name/generic for methocarbamol?

Robaxin and Robaxin-750 are the original brand-name versions of methocarbamol and are still on the market. 

Is methocarbamol covered by insurance?

Methocarbamol is usually covered by health insurance and Medicare Part D drug plans, but some insurance companies don’t cover a prescription, like Aetna. Coverage varies among Medicaid health plans. Health insurance plans don’t always cover injections, and some dosage strengths may not be covered. Most insurance companies put methocarbamol in their lowest drug tiers, so the copay cost should be low.

How much does methocarbamol cost without insurance?

People without insurance will pay an average retail price of $48 for 30 methocarbamol 500 mg tablets. Most prescriptions, however, are for two or three days of treatment, about eight to 12 tablets. At an average price of $1.60 per tablet, a typical methocarbamol prescription should cost between $13 and $19 at the average cash price.

Are there cheaper treatment options than Robaxin or generic Robaxin? There are, but drugs that work, like methocarbamol (called non-benzodiazepine antispasmodics), cost the same or more. The lowest-priced drugs similar to methocarbamol include generic Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), generic Soma (carisoprodol), and generic Zanaflex (tizanidine). Generic Skelaxin (metaxalone) is more expensive.

The other antispasmodic treatment options are benzodiazepines. These are familiar to most people as anxiety medications or sedatives, such as Valium (diazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam). The generic versions of most common benzodiazepines are much lower than non-benzodiazepine skeletal muscle relaxants. However, they have significant side effects, including problems with drowsiness, memory, and balance, as well as the potential for drug abuse and withdrawal symptoms. They also have different drug interactions and the potential for allergic reactions, so get medical advice from the prescribing healthcare professional before switching. 

There are over-the-counter pain relievers that may help with muscle pain. However, no OTC medications or supplements work in the same way as muscle relaxers.

The cheapest alternative is to use a free coupon from SingleCare. The lowest SingleCare discount price for methocarbamol is $3 for 30 tablets.

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Compare Robaxin (methocarbamol) prices to related drugs

Methocarbamol$48 per 30, 500 mg tablets$2 per 30, 500 mg tablets of generic methocarbamolSee latest prices
Robaxin injection

(methocarbamol)

$160 per 2, 10 mL of 1000 mg/10 mL solution$9 per 2, 10 mL of 1000 mg/10 mL solutionSee latest prices
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl$51 per 30, 10 mg tablets$3 per 30, 10 mg tablets of generic cyclobenzaprineSee latest prices
Metaxalone$190 per 30, 800 mg tablets$17 per 30, 800 mg tablets of generic metaxaloneSee latest prices
Tizanidine Hcl$48 per 30, 4 mg tablets$1 per 30, 4 mg tablets of generic tizanidineSee latest prices
Orphenadrine Citrate injection$21 per 1, 2 mL of 30 mg/mL solution$16 per 1, 2 mL of 30 mg/mL solution of generic orphenadrineSee latest prices
Diazepam$16 per 30, 5 mg tablets$1 per 30, 5 mg tablets of generic diazepamSee latest prices

Prescription drug prices often change. These are the most accurate medication prices at the time of publishing. The listed price without insurance references the price of brand-name drugs (unless otherwise specified). The listed SingleCare price references the price of generic drugs, if available. Click the “Savings options” link to see the latest drug prices.

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How to get methocarbamol without insurance

Methocarbamol is a moderately-priced drug, but most people will get a prescription for only two or three days of treatment. So the cost is usually less than $20, and there won’t be much need for refills. Still, there are ways to dramatically reduce the cost of a methocarbamol prescription. Start by enjoying consistent prescription savings with a SingleCare prescription discount card.

1. Bring a SingleCare savings card to any participating pharmacy

Thirty methocarbamol tablets can cost almost $50 at normal pharmacy prices but as little as $3 at some SingleCare participating pharmacies. Each participating local pharmacy offers different discounts, so browse current discount prices, price history, and drug information on SingleCare’s methocarbamol coupons page. 

2. Compare drugstore prices for methocarbamol

According to SingleCare’s methocarbamol price history, the lowest price for methocarbamol is 50% less than the highest pharmacy price. That’s because pharmacies charge different markups for the same prescription medications, so it pays to look for lower prices.

3. Ask the prescriber about other treatment options

If methocarbamol is challenging to afford, ask the prescribing healthcare provider about lower-priced treatment options. These drugs work differently than methocarbamol and have different side effects, but they will also relieve muscle pain, strains, and sprains. 

4. Enroll in Medicaid

For people who meet the income eligibility requirements, Medicaid is often the best cost-saving option. Premiums and out-of-pocket costs are minimal or zero. Start with your state’s Medicaid website to research eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures.



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