Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
Soma is a muscle relaxer that blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain. Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
Take Soma exactly as it was prescribed for you. The recommended dose of Soma tablets is 250 mg to 350 mg three times a day and at bedtime. The recommended maximum duration of Soma tablets use is up to two or three weeks.
Soma may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Soma can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by Soma. You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Soma after using it over a long period of time. Do not stop using this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
You should not take Soma if you have porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
Possible side effect
Common side effects of Soma include: drowsiness and sedation. Other side effects include: dizziness and headache.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: fluoxetine or fluvoxamine; rifampin; St. John's wort; antifungal medicine - ketoconazole, voriconazole; a sedative - diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam,Valium, Xanax, and others; seizure medicine - carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine; or
stomach acid reducers - esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole, Nexium, Prilosec.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line. An overdose of carisoprodol can be fatal, especially if you take this medicine with alcohol or with other drugs that can slow your breathing. Overdose symptoms may include vision problems, confusion, hallucinations, muscle stiffness, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.
Store the medicine at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
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