Methocarbamol is used to relax muscles and reduce muscular spasms in dogs and horses.
Side effects may include drowsiness, salivation and inappetance. If these symptoms appear excessive or persist, contact your veterinarian. The pets urine color may darken, but this is not a concern.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drugs that relax contracted muscles can provide relief from pain and prevent muscle tremors. A secondary effect of methocarbamol is sedation.
Methocarbamol should be given to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with methocarbamol: other central nervous system depressant agents, pyridostigmine. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; widespread hives and itching.