- Are Skelaxin and Soma the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Skelaxin?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Soma?
- What Is Skelaxin?
- What Is Soma?
- What Drugs Interact with Skelaxin?
- What Drugs Interact with Soma?
- How Should Skelaxin Be Taken?
- How Should Soma Be Taken?
Are Skelaxin and Soma the Same Thing?
Both Skelaxin and Soma may interact with alcohol and other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (sleeping pill, narcotics, prescription cough medicines, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety, depression, or seizures).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Skelaxin?
Common side effects of Skelaxin include:
- upset stomach, or
- skin rash.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Soma?
Common side effects of Soma include:
- Inability to sleep (insomnia)
- Blurred vision
- Upset stomach
What Is Skelaxin?
What Is Soma?
Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant used for short-term relief of discomfort associated with painful muscle conditions.
What Drugs Interact With Skelaxin?
Significant drug interactions have not been reported with Skelaxin although it may increase the sedative effects of alcohol and drugs that cause sedation.
What Drugs Interact With Soma?
Soma interacts with other agents that slow the brain's processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (for example, lorazepam [Ativan]), and narcotics. There are no adequate studies of Soma in pregnant women. Soma accumulates in breast milk in concentrations 2-4 times the concentration in the mother's blood. The effects of Soma on the infants of lactating mothers are unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Soma may cause dependence and is associated with withdrawal symptoms.
How Should Skelaxin Be Taken?
Skelaxin's usual dose is 800 mg taken three or four times daily.
How Should Soma Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Soma is 250-350 mg three times a day and at bedtime.
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FDA. Skelaxin Medication Guide.
FDA. Soma Product Information.