Musculo Skeletol Disorder
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In treatment of:
Adjunct in the short term symptomatic treatment of painful muscle spasm associated w/musculoskeletal conditions
3. Upset stomach
4. Blurred vision
1. Hypersensitive to methocarbamol or to any of the tablet components
3. Coma or pre-coma
4. Myasthenia gravis
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
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).
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
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.
Initial dose -15mg / kg. Repeat every 6 hours.