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Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) is indicated for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults. Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) should only be used for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because adequate evidence of effectiveness for more prolonged use has not been established and because acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions are generally of short duration (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose of Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) is 1 or 2 tablets, four times daily in adults. One Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) tablet contains 200 mg of carisoprodol and 325 mg of aspirin. The maximum daily dose (i.e., two tablets taken four times daily) will provide 1600 mg of carisoprodol and 2600 mg of aspirin per day. The recommended maximum duration of Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) use is up to two or three weeks.
Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin) Tablets are round, convex, two-layered and inscribed on the white layer with SOMA C and on the light orange layer with WALLACE 2103.
The tablets are available in bottles of 100 (NDC 0037-2103-01) and 500 (NDC 0037-2103-03) and unit-dose packages of 100 (NDC 0037-2103-85).
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature 20- 25° C (68 to 77° F). Protect from moisture. Dispense in a tight container.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-800-526-3840 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Revised 10/09. Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Somerset, New Jersey 08873-4120
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/9/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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