What is Methocarbamol? Methocarbamol is a prescription muscle relaxant used in dogs and cats to treat muscle spasms. What are the benefits of Methocarbamol? Relaxes muscles and reduces muscle tremors caused from various diseases traumas, or ingesting toxic substances Help to treat muscle spasms caused from intervertebral disk disease in dogs Also treats permethrin from dog flea medication is ingested Formulated for: Methocarbomol How is this medication given? It is given orally. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. It generally needs to be given multiple times a day. How does this medication work? Although the exact way Methocarbamol works has not been determined, it is thought to work at the level of the brain to reduce muscle spasms. What results can I expect? The effects of Methocarbamol can generally be seen within hours of giving the medication, however the effects are not long-lasting. What form(s) does Methocarbamol come in? tablets Generic Name: Methocarbamol Common Brand Name: Robaxin Dose and Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store methocarbamol at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you remember the same day. However, if you do not remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication. Uses: Methocarbamol is indicated as an adjunct to therapy of acute inflammatory and traumatic conditions of the skeletal muscle and to reduce muscular spasms. Possible Side Effects: The most common side effect is drowsiness. May also see weakness, stumbling, and incoordination. May also cause drooling and vomiting. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of these side effects. If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately. Drug and Food Interactions: Consult your veterinarian before using Methocarbamol with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur. Sedative effects will be increased if used with other drugs that cause drowsiness. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any other medications such as antihistamines (chlorpheniramine), gabapentin, metoclopramide, opioid narcotics, tranquilizers (acepromazine), or any other medication that may cause drowsiness. Precautions: The safe use in pregnant or nursing animals has not been established. Storage: Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Methocarbamol. Size: 500 mg.
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