Methocarbamol

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Methocarbamol is a carbamate derivative of guaifenesina, and acts as a muscle relaxant.

It is mainly used for treatment of organophosphate toxicity in dogs but can also be used for acute discospondylitis, snake-bite envenomation and myokymia.

This drug, which is usually given parenterally, induces skeletal muscle relaxation and has an effect similar to diazepam, although its actions are different.

Recommended dose rate in dogs is 15 to 44 mg/kg initially three times daily.