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Methocarbamol Suspension for the Treatment of Rhabdomyolysis in Equines

Author(s):  Pruitt Bobby N III

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2013 - Volume 17, Number 5
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Abstract:  Rhabdomyolysis in equines occurs in horses due to physical overexertion or underlying pathologic myopathy. Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant that can be used in equines to treat symptoms associated with rhabdomyolysis. Methocarbamol is available as a solution for injection but is not commercially available as an oral suspension. This article focuses on the treatment of tying-up caused by overexertion, and details the treatment of rhabdomyolysis with an oral suspension that was prepared for a veterinarian by a compounding pharmacist.

Related Keywords: Bobby N. Pruitt III, PharmD, methocarbamol, formulation, horses, rhabdomyolysis, overexertion, myopathy, tying up syndrome, muscle disorders, muscle relaxant, case report, oral suspension, flavoring, flavors, excipients


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