methocarbamol (cont.)

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Tetanus spasms:

Adults: Inject 1 to 2 grams intravenously every 6 hours as needed with a maximum dose of 24 grams per day.

Children: Inject 15 mg/kg intravenously every 6 hours as needed. The total dose should not exceed 1.8 g/m2 for 3 consecutive days.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Methocarbamol can increase sedation if taken with narcotic painkillers, alcohol, sedative or hypnotic medications, and other medications that depress the central nervous system. Loss of consciousness, troubled breathing, lowered heart rate, and in severe cases death or coma can also occur.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of methocarbamol to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Methocarbamol should be avoided in pregnant mothers to avoid any risk to the unborn.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether methocarbamol enters breast milk. It should be avoided in nursing mothers to prevent any adverse effects to the newborn.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of methocarbamol are drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, headache, flushing, lowered heart rate, nausea, and vomiting.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2014


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