Does Medicare Cover Robaxin?

Christian Worstell
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  • Not all prescription drugs are covered under Medicare insurance policies. Find out whether Robaxin or its generic formulations are likely to be covered under your Medicare plan.

Robaxin is a prescription medication containing the active ingredient, methocarbamol. Methocarbamol can be used as a substitute or a generic form of Robaxin, which is used to treat many muscle problems.

If you've been battling muscle pain, spasm or stiffness, your doctor may have prescribed Robaxin, which tells the brain to help relax your muscles. You'll often be prescribed Robaxin alongside other remedies, like physical therapy and rest. 

Some side effects are associated with taking Robaxin, which can be done orally or intravenously. Both methods can cause stomach problems, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, headache and a stuffy nose. You may also get a metallic taste in your mouth. The injection can also cause pain where the shot was given. 

More than 63 million people are enrolled in Medicare. You may wonder if your Medicare insurance policy covers Robaxin if you're among them.

Does Medicare Cover Robaxin?

Most Medicare plans don't cover Robaxin, but 70% of Medicare prescription drug plans cover generic methocarbamol. Since there's little (to no) difference between the brand name and generic medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist for the generic option.

Although most Medicare prescription drug plans cover this medication, there are a few that don't, so check with your plan to find out if it's covered for you.

How Much Does Robaxin Cost With Medicare Prescription Coverage?

The cost of your prescription may vary based on your plan and whether you've met your annual deductible. However, for most people with an eligible Medicare prescription drug plan, the generic form of Robaxin should cost between $0 and $8. 

How Much Does Robaxin Cost Without Insurance?

The good news is that Robaxin is affordable, even without insurance coverage. The average retail price is around $14 for a 30-tablet prescription. However, there are ways to save even more on Robaxin if you want to keep costs to the lowest possible. 

How To Save Money on Robaxin

Methocarbamol is the generic version of Robaxin and is generally cheaper than the name-brand drug. Additionally, you may be able to find coupons or use a prescription discount card at the pharmacy to reduce costs.

Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

While at HelpAdvisor, Christian has written hundreds of articles that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can find Christian’s most recent articles in our blog.

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