Pet Medication 101: Methocarbamol It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Robaxin (methocarbamol) is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication. Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation 1. Drug Name:Methocarbamol2. Brand Names:Robaxin, Robaximol, Robinax3. How Dispensed:Prescription-only4. Forms:Tablets 50mg, Tablets 500mg, Tablets 750mg, Injectable5. Drug Type/Class:Muscle relaxer6. Uses in Dogs and Cats:Methocarbamol is used to treat muscle spasms associated with injuries, intervertebral disc disease, and certain toxins (ie permethrin toxicity).7. How it Works:Methocarbamol works by blocking the nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain.8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdosage:Methocarbamol is very well tolerated by pets and side effects are infrequent. However, drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, vomiting, anorexia, and vision problems could occur.9. Drug Interactions:Methocarbamol is not recommended with codeine or hydrocodone syrup. Avoid drugs that cause drowsiness like sedatives, other muscle relaxers, and opioids.10. Cautionary Statements:It should be avoided in patients that have myasthenia gravis because it could cause a relapse of symptoms. Methocarbamol should be used with caution in pets with kidney disease or in pregnant and nursing pets.Read more:Signs of Pain in DogsSigns of Pain in CatsNothing to bark about! Causes of Limping in Dogs (and what you should do!)Need to speak with a veterinarian regarding your pet’s medication or another condition?Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores.