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Soma Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carisoprodol (Soma)?
- What are the possible side effects of carisoprodol (Soma)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carisoprodol (Soma)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carisoprodol (Soma)?
- How should I take carisoprodol (Soma)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Soma)?
- What happens if I overdose (Soma)?
- What should I avoid while taking carisoprodol (Soma)?
- What other drugs will affect carisoprodol (Soma)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Soma)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Soma)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include shallow breathing, vision problems, fast heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations (seeing things), muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking carisoprodol (Soma)?
Carisoprodol 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.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by carisoprodol. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by carisoprodol.
What other drugs will affect carisoprodol (Soma)?
There may be other drugs that can affect carisoprodol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carisoprodol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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