Soma is a muscle relaxant that prevents the transmission of pain signals from the nerves to the brain.
In order to treat skeletal muscle disorders including pain or damage, soma is used in conjunction with rest and physical therapy.
Because there is little evidence to support the usefulness of soma over a lengthy period of time and because most skeletal muscle injuries are transient, soma should only be administered for brief periods (up to two or three weeks).
How to use Soma
As prescribed by your doctor, take this medication by mouth with or without food. Usage this medication just as directed and never up the dosage, frequency, or duration of use. Your condition won’t get better any faster, and you’ll be more likely to experience negative effects.
Your medical condition and treatment response will determine the dosage. Except as prescribed by your doctor, this drug should only be taken for a brief period of time (three weeks or less).
You can get withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop taking this drug (such as stomach cramps, trouble sleeping, headache, nausea). Your doctor might gradually reduce your dose in order to help prevent withdrawal. If you have used carisoprodol for a long period or in heavy doses, withdrawal is more likely to occur. If you experience withdrawal, tell your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
Despite the fact that it benefits many, this medication occasionally leads to addiction. If you suffer from a substance use disorder (such as excessive use or addiction to drugs or alcohol), your risk may be higher. In order to reduce the chance of addiction, take this medication exactly as directed. For more information, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies prior to using carisoprodol, including those to meprobamate, tybamate, or mebutamate. Inactive chemicals in this product have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other issues. To learn more, speak with your pharmacist.
Acute intermittent porphyria, kidney illness, liver disease, seizures, and any personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as excessive drug use or alcoholism) should be disclosed to the doctor or pharmacist prior to using this medication.
You can feel lightheaded or sleepy after taking this medication. You may become more woozy or sleepy after consuming alcohol or marijuana (cannabis). Till you can do it safely, avoid operating machinery, driving, or doing anything else that requires alertness. Avoid drinking alcohol. Consult your physician if you use marijuana (cannabis).
Inform your surgeon or dentist of all the products you use prior to surgery (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This drug should only be taken during pregnancy if absolutely necessary. Describe the advantages and disadvantages to your doctor.
You can have headaches, sleepiness, or vertigo. Inform your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this medication because they believe it will benefit you more than it will harm you. Many users of this medicine report no significant negative effects.
In the event that you experience any severe side effects, such as disorientation, contact your doctor straight once.
Rarely will this medication cause a very serious allergic reaction. However, if you experience any major adverse reaction symptoms, such as a rash, itching or swelling (particularly of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
The list of potential negative effects is not exhaustive. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other side effects not covered above.