METHOCARBAMOL

Product: 
METHOCARBAMOL
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Musculo Skeletol Disorder
Sub Group: 
MUSCLE RELAXANTS
International Brand Name: 
Robaxin,Robaxacet, Robax,Platinum
Dosages: 
400MG+325 MG
Unit of Packing: 
Tablets
In treatment of: 
Adjunct in the short term symptomatic treatment of painful muscle spasm associated w/musculoskeletal conditions
Adverse Effects: 
1. Drowsiness 2. Dizziness 3. Upset stomach 4. Blurred vision 5. Fever 6. Rash 7. Itching 8. Dyspepsia 9. Jaundice 10. Nausea 11. Vomiting 12. Leucopenia
Contraiindication: 
1. Hypersensitive to methocarbamol or to any of the tablet components 2. Epilepsy 3. Coma or pre-coma 4. Myasthenia gravis
Special Precaution: 
1. Alcohol abuse 2. CNS depressants therapy 3. Impairment of hepatic function 4. Renal impairment 5. Any work which require mental alertness such as driving or operating machine
Interaction: 
Alcohol and other CNS depressant drugs: CNS depressant effect potentiated. Anorectics and anticholinergics: Efficacy increased by methocarbamol. Lab tests: Causes colour interference in certain screening tests for 5-hydroxy-indoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) and Vanillyl mandelic acid (VMA).
Servings: 
Adults- Oral- 500 mg -initial dosage, 3 tablets 4 times daily Maintenance dosage- 2 tablets 4 times daily 750 mg - initial dosage, 2 tablets 4 times daily Maintenance dosage, 1 tablet q.4 h, or 2 tablets 3 times daily Intravenous- Tetanus- 2-3g over 10-15 minutes Then 2g ampules every 6 hours until oral therapy can be started by dose of 18-40 tablets of 500mg daily in divided doses, 4-6 hourly by nasogastric tube. Children- Initial dose -15mg / kg. Repeat every 6 hours.

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