At a Glance
Relaxes muscles and reduces muscle tremors caused from various diseases, traumas, or ingesting toxic substances
Helps to treat muscle spasms caused from intervertebral disk disease ("slipped disk") in dogs
Also treats permethrin poisoning in cats, which can occur when permethrin from dog flea medication is ingested
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Methocarbamol is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs, cats, and horses. It is a muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasms caused from various diseases, traumas, or ingesting toxic substances.
Methocarbamol is the Generic Alternative to Robaxin.
Side Effects and Warnings
Methocarbamol may cause drowsiness. The medication may cause a darkening of the urine. For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving methocarbamol and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives).
Side effects that can occur in dogs and cats may include weakness, stumbling, incoordination, drooling, and vomiting. Methocarbamaol may discolor the urine. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
When used in combination with other medications that may cause drowsiness, the sedative effect of methocarbamol will increase. 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.
Drugs other than those listed may also interact with methocarbamol. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.
500mg per tablet
Store at room temperature.
Give Methocarbamol exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give it in larger doses or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats (All weights):
The usual dose is 20-30 mg per pound of pet’s body weight every 8-12 hours for first day, then 10-30 mg per pound every 8-12 hours, thereafter.
Horses: (All weights):
The usual dose is from 4.2-20 mg per pound up to 6.6-30 mg per pound of horse's body weight per dose.
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