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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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carisoprodol (Soma)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to carisoprodol or meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown), or if you have porphyria.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- liver disease; or
- kidney disease.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take carisoprodol.
This medication may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Carisoprodol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using carisoprodol after using it over a long period of time. Withdrawal symptoms include stomach pain, sleep problems, headache, nausea, and seizure (convulsions). 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.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether carisoprodol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old..
How should I take carisoprodol (Soma)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Store carisoprodol at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Soma Information
- Soma Drug Interactions Center: carisoprodol oral
- Soma Side Effects Center
- Soma Overview including Precautions
- Soma FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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