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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Anesthetic Protocols
Therapeutic Class: Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxant
Guaifenesin is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that is used as a part of many anesthetic protocols in the horse. Its mechanism of action is not precisely known but the relaxation of skeletal muscles, mild analgesic and mild sedative properties allows for lower doses of other sedatives and anesthetic agents. Guaifenesin is used for induction before inhalation anesthesia, during inhalation anesthesia and with total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) for short procedures. Guaifenesin has minimal effects on diaphragmatic function and produces relatively little respiratory depression at normal doses. It is used primarily in horses although it has been studied and is used in other domestic species.
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