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   Soma Soma Soma Soma


USES: This medication relaxes muscles and relieves pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains, spasms or other muscle injuries. Muscle relaxers are for specific muscle injury and pain and should not be used for general body aches and pains.

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Avg Consumer Rating 3.2 out of 5
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This medication relaxes muscles and relieves pain and discomfort associated with strains, sprains, spasms or other muscle injuries. Muscle relaxers are for specific muscle injury and pain and should not be used for general body aches and pains.
  • Do not share this medication with others.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


How To Use
  • This medication may be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset.
  • Take this as directed.
  • Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.
  • This medication provides temporary relief and must be used in addition to rest, physical therapy and other measures.
  • Because this medication makes an injury temporarily feel better, do not attempt to lift or exercise too soon.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions for recovery.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, headache, dizziness or drowsiness the first few days as your body adjusts to it.
  • If these symptoms persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Inform your doctor promptly if you develop persistent stomach pain or rapid heart rate while taking this medication.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of any liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, porphyria, asthma or any allergies.
  • When rising quickly from a sitting or lying position, dizziness or lightheadedness may occur.
  • Change positions slowly.
  • Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness (such as driving) if this drug makes you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Limit alcohol intake while taking this medication.
  • This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Carisoprodol is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered if it is within an hour or so.
  • If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may take including sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers, medications for depression and certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine.
  • Many cough-and-cold products contain antihistamines which can cause drowsiness.
  • Check labels carefully and consult your pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Soma
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 21
Location: CT
Time Taken: 1 months

Reason: Headache related to neck, back and shoulder pain Date: 9 November 2010
Side Effects
I feel nothing when taking soma, I just dont have the headaches anymore when on it. My script was 250mg 1-3 times per day and to start physical therapy.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 54
Location: Florida
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: 3 herniated lumbar disks, lower back pain and sciatica Date: 21 July 2009
Side Effects
Insomnia, spaciness, irritability, nausea, headache, small muscle twitches.

Additional Thoughts
Very little pain relief comapred to side effects. Made me drowsy but unable to sleep through the night - wake up at 2 am and cannot get back to sleep. The discomfort far outweighs the minimal and short-lived beneifits for me.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 45
Location: Oregon
Time Taken: 365+ days

Reason: 8 collapsed spinal fusions Date: 7 November 2008
Side Effects
It made me sleepy, which is why it's best to take at bedtime or when your laid up.

Additional Thoughts
Different Physicians have different attitudes about this medication. One chap was fine prescribing it when I moved and asked my new physician for some He went ballistic

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 50
Time Taken: 4 months months

Reason: pulled neck problems Date: 19 October 2008
Side Effects
i think thiese are the one of wost drugs dr could perscribe i nrvver thought this way unil i almost died i went into seziors and couldent remerber what happend and i was taking as perscribed i has taken mucinex for a cold

Additional Thoughts
these are death pills they stop your heart and your heart is a muscel it was a bad bad thing

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 60
Location: Central Utah
Time Taken: 18 Months days

Reason: Back and neck pain Date: 6 October 2008
Side Effects
Side effects were minimal when taken at night before bed time.

Additional Thoughts
My only real complaint was when it started to work. It would depend on whatever you had for dinner. After taking it would sometimes take up to an hour to start taking effect. After that everything was fine.

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