Carisoprodol

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Carisoprodol

Muscle relaxant drugs

Carisoprodol®

Muscle relaxant - Oral. Tablets 350mg

Uses

Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant, used to treat the pain and stiffness of muscle injuries, including strains, sprains and muscle spasms.

How to take this medication

This medication may be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset. Take this as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures. Because this medication makes an injury temporarily feel better, do not attempt to lift or exercise too soon. Follow your doctor's instructions for recovery.

Side effects

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Carisoprodol. Side effects may include agitation, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, facial flushing, fainting, headache, hiccups, inability to fall or stay asleep, irritability, light-headedness upon standing up, loss of coordination, nausea, rapid heart rate, stomach upset, tremors, vertigo, and vomiting. Allergic reactions usually seen between the first and fourth doses of Soma in patients who have never taken this drug before include itching, red welts on the skin, and skin rash. A more severe allergic reaction may include symptoms such as asthmatic attacks, dizziness, fever, low blood pressure, shock, stinging of the eyes, swelling due to fluid retention, and weakness.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of any liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, porphyria, asthma, and any allergies. When rising quickly from a sitting or lying position, dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. Change positions slowly. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness (such as driving) if this drug makes you dizzy or drowsy. Limit alcohol intake while taking this medication. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Soma is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug interactions

This medication may intensify the effects of alcohol. Be careful drinking alcoholic beverages while you are taking this medication. If Soma is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Soma with antidepressant drugs such as Elavil, Tofranil, and Nardil; major tranquilizers such as Haldol, Stelazine, and Thorazine; sedatives such as Nembutal and Halcion and tranquilizers such as Librium, Valium, and Xanax.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

 

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