Soma also called Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer. This medication works by altering communication among nerves in the part of brain to control the sensation of pain.
Soma is used to treat muscle discomfort and pain. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy and
other treatments to treat injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. It is only used for 2 to 3
Dosage and administration
Soma comes as tablet to be taken by mouth with or without food.
It is usually taken three times a day and at bed time. The dosage is based on your medical condition and
response to treatment.
Take tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. Don’t take less or more or more often than prescribed by
Take up the missed dose when you remember but never take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
Store Soma at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
Soma causes some side effects that may impair your thinking. Be careful if you drive or do anything that
requires you to awake.
Before taking Soma tell your doctor if you are allergic to Carisoprodol, meprobamate or any other drug.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease.
Do remember that alcohol can add to drowsiness caused by Soma.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding. If you become
pregnant during treatment seek doctor help immediately.
Soma may cause stomach upset. So take it with food or milk.
Tell your doctor if you have medical history of certain blood disorder, seizure, personal or family history
of regular abuse of drugs.
This medication may rarely cause abnormal drug seeking behavior. This risk may be increased if you have
been abusing alcohol in the past.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of allergic reactions: hives, breathing problems,
swelling on face, lips, tongue or throat. Call your doctor for help if you feel paralysis, extreme weakness
and lack of coordination, vision loss, fast heartbeat, agitation, confusion, headache, sleep problems,
nausea, hiccups, vomiting, upset stomach, depression, tremor, dizziness or drowsiness.