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Methocarbamol

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Methocarbamol  is used for various conditions in horses including ty-up prevention, muscle soreness, trauma, bursitis, muscle and ligament damage, tetanus and other conditions, including surgery, that cause painful muscle spasms

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Methocarbamol  is used for various conditions in horses including ty-up prevention, muscle soreness, trauma, bursitis, muscle and ligament damage, tetanus and other conditions, including surgery, that cause painful muscle spasms.

Dosage and Administration:  Adult horses administer 2 to 10mg per lb for moderate conditions and 10 to 25mg per lb for severe conditions.  Methocarbamol is for I.V. use and may be given undiluted directly into the vein.  The dosage and the frequency of injection should be based on the severity of symptoms and on the therapeutic response seen.

Tips for Trainers:  Give 25-50ml as needed.

Methocarbamol (Robaxin-V) https://powerhorsevet.com/
Date Published: 11/18/2002
Date Reviewed/Revised: 08/31/2018

(For veterinary information only)

Brand Names: Robaxin-V

Available in 500 mg and 750 mg tablets (and injectable)

Uses of this Medication

Methocarbamol (Generic Robaxin-V) is a muscle relaxant that exerts its effect by acting on the central nervous system  – the nerves of the brain and spinal cord that control the muscles – rather than on the muscles themselves. Methocarbamol can be used in any condition where painful muscle spasms should be reduced for patient comfort, for example, intervertebral disk disease but it is also considered the treatment of choice for metaldehyde (snail bait) poisoning, a condition that causes severe muscle twitching.

Meth (Generic Robaxin-V) is also used in the treatment of tetanus, which is characterized by muscle rigidity, and strychnine poisoning, which is characterized by stiffness and seizures. In cats, meth is an important medication in the treatment of permethrin poisoning, which occurs when canine permethrin flea products are inadvertently used on pet cats and small puppies.

In humans, a  (Generic Robaxin-V) pill is active in the body within approximately 30 minutes and activity peaks in 2 hours.

Side Effects

In addition to being a muscle relaxant,  also has some sedative properties. Sensitive animals will salivate or vomit. Methocarbamol (Generic Robaxin-V)  Methocarbamol (Generic Robaxin-V)  Methocarbamol (Generic Robaxin-V)

You might notice that the patient’s urine is darker than normal on methocarbamol, but this is not cause for concern.https://powerhorsevet.com/