Last update: May 4, 2020

Methocarbamol

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant with depressant effect on the central nervous system.
Oral administration 4 times a day.

At latest update no relevant data on this subject were found in connection with breastfeeding.

Despite excretion into breast milk is likely, the elimination rate is quite rapid.

Whenever possible use a minimal dose and let it to pass two hours until the next feed.
Watch for occurrence of symptoms like sedation and feeding refusal in the infant.
Avoid in infants younger than one month of age.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Methocarbamol.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 100 %
Molecular weight 241 daltons
Protein Binding 46 - 50 %
VD 0.48 l/Kg
pKa 13,6 -
Tmax 1,1 hours
T1/2 1,2 hours

References

  1. AEMPS - FAES F. Metocarbamol (Robasen). Ficha técnica. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  2. PDR.net. Methocarbamol. Drug Summary. 2014 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Forist AA, Judy RW. Comparative pharmacokinetics of chlorphenesin carbamate and methocarbamol in man. J Pharm Sci. 1971 Nov;60(11):1686-8. No abstract available. Abstract

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