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DailyMed – METHOCARBAMOL- methocarbamol tablets tablet, coated


Methocarbamol tablet, USP, a carbamate derivative of guaifenesin, is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant with sedative and musculoskeletal relaxant properties.

The chemical name of methocarbamol is 1,2-Propanediol,3-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-,1-Carbamate,(±)-.(or) (±)-3-(o-Methoxyphenoxy)-1,2-Propanediol 1-carbamate and has the empirical formula C 11H 15NO 5. Its molecular weight is 241.24g/mol. The structural formula is shown below.

Methocarbamol is a white powder, sparingly soluble in water and in chloroform, soluble in alcohol (only with heating), insoluble in benzene and in n-hexane.

Methocarbamol tablets, USP are available as 500 mg and 750 mg tablets for oral administration.

Methocarbamol tablets, USP 500 mg are light orange colored, round shaped film coated tablets debossed with “G” above the score line on one side and “500” on other side.

Methocarbamol tablets, USP 750 mg are light orange colored, caplet shaped film coated tablets debossed with “G” on one side and “750” on other side.

Methocarbamol tablets, USP 500 mg and 750 mg contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, maize starch, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, and stearic acid.

The tabets are coated with Aquarius Prime which contains FD&C yellow 6, hydroxypropylcellulose, hypromellose, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, and titanium dioxide



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