Is your pet suffering from muscle spasms? Methocarbamol is an FDA approved medication your veterinarian may prescribe as a muscle relaxant to treat spasms in dogs and cats. It can help conditions such as acute inflammation, intervertebral disc disease, back problems, and traumatic conditions or tremors brought on by tetanus or poisoning. It helps reduce skeletal muscle hyperactivity without changing the normal muscle tone. The full effects of the medication can take place within 1 to 2 hours of dosage, providing relief to your pet.
Methocarbamol is safe to use along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications used for treating muscle spasms. Since methocarbamol is a central nervous system depressant, it should not be combined with other medications that depress the CNS. Methocarbamol is also used, and FDA approved for treating horses with acute inflammation and traumatic conditions of the muscle.
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Methocarbamol compounded oral liquid is given by mouth in liquid form once daily with or without food. It can help relieve your pet of aches and pain from acute inflammatory and traumatic conditions of skeletal muscle conditions.
This medication should be given just as your veterinarian prescribes. It must be measured carefully, and it's best to use the syringe provided to ensure you are able to give the proper dosage required. After dosing your pet, rinse and dry the syringe, and screw the cap tightly onto the bottle.
If you have difficulty giving it to your pet, contact your veterinarian for some helpful tips. We recommend washing your hands with soap and water after handling any medication.
Possible Side Effects
Methocarbamol compounded oral liquid is generally safe, however, the most common side effects include drowsiness, sedation, weakness, salivation, vomiting, lethargy (the lack of energy or enthusiasm), and ataxia in dogs. Adverse effects in horses include sedation and ataxia.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if these side effects continue or become more severe.
Drug & Food Interactions
Drug Interactions: If your pet is on any of the following medications you should use methocarbamol with caution:
- Buprenorphine: When combined may enhance the CNS depressant effect of buprenorphine.
- CNS depressants: When combined with methocarbamol, depression may occur.
- Mirtazapine: When combined may increase the CNS depressant effect of mirtazapine.
- Pyridostigmine: When combined the therapeutic effect of pyridostigmine may lessen.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g. fluoxetine, paroxetine): When combined can enhance the side or toxic effects of SSRIs.
Methocarbamol should not be given to pets that are hypersensitive to it or in food animals. It should be used with caution with animals that are pregnant.
Your veterinarian will likely monitor your pet for the level of muscle relaxation or sedation, and adverse effects such as salivation or vomiting.
Methocarbamol compounded oral liquid is given to your pet by mouth with or without food daily. If vomiting occurs when given on an empty stomach, give future doses with food. Exact instructions will be prescribed by your veterinarian. This medication can take effect in about 1 to 2 hours.
Methocarbamol compounded oral liquid should be stored at room temperatures from 68° - 77°F with the cap tightly closed, and away from light, moisture, heat, or humidity.
Methocarbamol compounded oral liquid should be given orally once or twice a day, every 8-12 hours with or without food. The exact methocarbamol dosage for dogs and cats will be prescribed by your veterinarian.
What if I miss giving my pet a dose? If you miss a dose, give the next dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the following dose, then continue with the next scheduled one and skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up or make up for a missed dose.
What is methocarbamol?
Methocarbamol is the generic medication for the brand name Robaxin. It is available in tablet form or compounded liquid and is used to treat muscle spasms and pain. It is often combined with physical therapy and rest. It works by helping to relax muscles in the inflamed area of the body.
What is methocarbamol for dogs?
Methocarbamol is used to treat dogs, cats, and horses with acute inflammatory and other traumatic conditions to reduce muscle spasms. Since methocarbamol is a CNS depressant, it should not be combined with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants.
How long does it take for methocarbamol to work?
Methocarbamol should start working within 30 minutes and its full effects can be seen within 2 hours.
Does methocarbamol help with nerve pain?
Methocarbamol belongs to a group of drugs known as muscle relaxers. It slows the body’s messages of pain to your nervous system, which relaxes the muscles and can provide pain relief.
Is methocarbamol safe for dogs?
Yes, it is. Methocarbamol is FDA-approved for use in both dogs and cats. This can help with muscle relaxation and to control muscle spasms and tremors.
Methocarbamol vs gabapentin?
These two medications are very different. Gabapentin treats seizures and helps pain linked with arthritis or cancer. Methocarbamol helps treat muscle spasms and tremors caused by a slipped disc, various illnesses, or consuming toxic substances. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian, doctor, or pharmacist.
Flexeril vs methocarbamol?
Both Flexeril and Robaxin are muscle relaxants, however, very different drugs. Robaxin is available in the generic drug called methocarbamol, which is taken several times a day, while Flexeril is available in the genetic drug called cyclobenzaprine and is usually taken once a day. They have different adverse effects and should be discussed with your doctor or veterinarian.
Where to buy methocarbamol for dogs?
You can buy methocarbamol for dogs and cats online at ExpressVet Pharmacy. Once ordered your prescription will be conveniently shipped to your home within 1 to 2 business days.
Do I need a prescription for methocarbamol?
Yes, a prescription is required for methocarbamol and your veterinarian will be able to provide it for your pet. This medication comes in the form of a tablet, compounded liquid, or injection for dogs and cats.
Does methocarbamol have aspirin?
Yes, methocarbamol does contain aspirin, for additional questions we recommend speaking to your veterinarian.
What are the side effects of methocarbamol in dogs?
Adverse effects in dogs can include sleepiness, vomiting, drooling, weakness, dizziness or drowsiness, and incoordination. When taking methocarbamol, dog panting can occur since some pets can become agitated while on this medication.
What if my pet overdoses?
If you know or suspect that your pet experienced an overdose, call veterinary services immediately or a 24-hour poison consultation center should be contacted. Signs of an overdose can include panting, vomiting, tremors, vocalization, and increased heart rate.
What is compounding?
Compounding is a method of preparing individualized prescription medications by licensed pharmacists. Compounding allows the practitioner, the pharmacist, and the pet owner to collaborate to create custom dosages, flavors, and dosage forms for pets to easily, safely, and effectively take their medication. Often pet owners struggle to give oral tablets which is why ExpressVet offers compounded oral liquids, transdermal gels, capsules, and treats to make taking care of your pet easy.
How do I order a compounded prescription medication for my pet?
- Sign in to your existing ExpressVet account, or create a new account.
- Select the item or item(s) you are requesting and add to your cart
- Add your pet’s information and your vet’s information.
- If you are a returning customer, you will see your previous choices available or you can add as new.
- Let us know if you want us to request a prescription from your veterinarian, or if you would like to mail in a prescription.
- Complete your billing, shipping, and payment information at checkout to complete your order.
Do all compounded medications require a prescription?
Yes, all compounded medications require a prescription. Express Vet Pharmacy is happy to request a prescription order from your veterinarian, but all prescription orders must be accompanied by a patient-specific prescription from a licensed veterinarian before an order can be shipped out.
Where is Express Vet licensed to dispense veterinary prescription medications?
We are licensed in 38 states. Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Hawaii (HI), Illinois (IL), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Massachusetts (MA) ,Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), and Wisconsin (WI)
Where does ExpressVet source the ingredients for compounding?
All ingredients for compounding are from FDA registered manufacturers and distributors.
How long does it take to process my prescription after the pharmacy receives it?
Once the pharmacy receives authorization to dispense from your veterinarian, compounded medications are prepared and shipped out within 1 to 2 business days.