Methocarbamol is an oral medication prescribed by veterinarians to help treat muscle spasms in dogs and cats. More specifically, this relaxant is used to treat muscle spasms caused by acute inflammation, as well as traumatic conditions, or spasms occurring from poisoning. Methocarbamol comes in an oral tablet making it especially easy to disguise in your canine or feline's favorite food. Customers may receive this drug under the names Robaxin, Robaxin V.
Methocarbamol Tablets are indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects that have been reported include anaphylactic reaction, angioneurotic edema, fever, headache.
Cardiovascular system: Bradycardia, flushing, hypotension, syncope, thrombophlebitis.
Digestive system: Dyspepsia, jaundice (including cholestatic jaundice), nausea and vomiting.
Hemic and lymphatic system: Leukopenia.
Immune system: Hypersensitivity reactions.
Nervous system: Amnesia, confusion, diplopia, dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, insomnia, mild muscular incoordination, nystagmus, sedation, seizures (including grand mal), vertigo.
Skin and special senses: Blurred vision, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, metallic taste, pruritus, rash, urticaria.
Drug & Food Interactions
Methocarbamol Tablets should not be used in pets hypersensitive to methocarbamol or to any of the tablet components.
Methocarbamol should not be used in pets hypersensitive to it or in animals to be used for food.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Robaxin, Robaxin V.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. If you forget a dose, give it as soon as possible but do not give two doses at the same time.Storage Instructions
Store at controlled room temperatures between 68° - 77°F.
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 .
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.