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Methocarbamol chemical structure
Methocarbamol

[2-hydroxy-3-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-propyl] aminoformate
IUPAC name
CAS number
532-03-6
ATC code

M03BA03

PubChem
4107
DrugBank
APRD01102
Chemical formula {{{chemical_formula}}}
Molecular weight 241.241 g/mol
Bioavailability
Metabolism Hepatic
Elimination half-life 1.14-1.24 hours[1]
Excretion {{{excretion}}}
Pregnancy category
Legal status
Routes of administration Oral, intravenous

Methocarbamol is a central muscle relaxant for skeletal muscles, used to treat spasms. Robaxin, Robaxacet, and Robax Platinum are trade names for methocarbamol. It is structurally related to guaifenesin, and produces guaifenisin in the body as a metabolite.

References and End NotesEdit

  1. ^  Sica DA, Comstock TJ, Davis J, Manning L, Powell R, Melikian A, Wright G. "Pharmacokinetics and protein binding of methocarbamol in renal insufficiency and normals." European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 1990;39(2):193-4. PMID 2253675

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