What is Soma (Carisoprodol)

Soma Online (Carisoprodol) | Soma Dosage and Information

Brand name: Soma
Generic name: Carisoprodol (kar eye soe PROE dole)
Another brand name: Vanadom

It is a muscle relaxer or pain reliever that blocks sensations between the brain and the nerves. Soma online is a prescription medication used together with rest and physical therapy to manage skeletal muscle maladies such as pain or injury.

However, it is a short term medication that should be used up to two to three weeks. There is no evidence of carisoprodol effectiveness in long term use. Otherwise, most of the injuries or skeletal muscle injuries are usually of short duration. Moreover, it is a controlled substance in the United States that is illegal to use without a prescription as there is positive evidence of addiction to Soma in people.

Besides, it is an effective medication when used correctly. And, it is not for a needed basis for pain.

Important Information 

A person with porphyria should not use the medication of Soma online. It may interact with the therapy or can cause life-threatening symptoms.

However, it may be habit-forming, so never share the medication with anyone. Misuse of prescription (habit-forming pills) medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.

Soma online can impair your thinking ability or reactions as a side effect. Always stay careful while driving or doing any work that needs attention or to be awake. Also, avoid alcohol during therapy, it may increase the drowsiness effect of the medicine. 

If you suddenly stop the medication after using it for the long term, it may give you withdrawals.

So, do not stop taking the therapy without consulting the doctor. Your doctor will suggest to you well. Also, you need to take less and less dose before stopping the medication completely.

Before taking the medication of Carisoprodol

A person should not use this medication if he/she is allergic to Carisoprodol or meprobamate, or if they have:

  • a genetic enzyme disorder called porphyria that affects the skin or nervous system.

Before starting the therapy, tell your doctor if you have or ever had:

  • lungs/liver disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • Seizure (convulsions).

However, it is not clear that this medication may harm an unborn baby not. So tell your doctor if you in the stage of pregnancy. Also, do not use it while breast-feeding because Carisoprodol may pass into breast milk and can cause drowsiness in a baby.

Moreover, it is not a safe medication to use in anyone under 16 years. Also, elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication.

How to use Soma?

Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor, or take the pills at the same time. Also, follow all the instructions of the prescription label or read all medication guides carefully.

It may be habit-forming (addictive) medication. Misuse of prescription medicines can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Also, selling or giving away prescription pills is illegal (against the law).

The dosage of Carisoprodol usually taken three times a day or at bedtime. Its medication is only for a short period, like 2 to 3 weeks. Consult the doctor if your symptoms didn’t improve, or if they are becoming worse.

However, do not suddenly stop taking the therapy after prolonged use; you may suffer from withdrawals. Consult the doctor and ask him how to stop the medication without getting withdrawals.

Store the medicines in a safe place or away from direct sunlight. Also, place it away from the children or others. Do not share your pills with anyone, even with the person who has the same symptoms as you. 

Always keep track of your medication. It is a drug of abuse, and you should know if anyone is misusing it or using it without the prescription.

Dosage information

The usual dosage for adults in muscle spasm: Soma 250mg to 350mg orally three times a day or at bedtime (or as prescribed).

Duration of treatment: generally 2 to 3 weeks 

Comments– It is a short-term medication that should be only be used for 2 to 3 weeks. There is no available evidence of its effects on prolonged use. However, muscle-skeletal injuries are generally of short duration.

Use: For the release of distress associated with intense, painful musculoskeletal conditions

What happens when you missed the dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember but do not take it if it is the time for your next dose. Also, do not double your dose to make up the missed dose. However, do not take two dosages at one time.

What happens when you overdose on the medication?

Seek emergency health service if you somehow overdosed the medication or call poison help number at 1-800-222-1222. 

An overdose can be fatal or life-threatening, especially if someone takes it with alcohol. Although, it may impair or slow down your breathing.

Overdose symptoms of prescription medications may include:

  • vision problems, 
  • loss of coordination, 
  • weak or shallow breathing, 
  • fainting, 
  • confusion, 
  • hallucinations, 
  • muscle stiffness,
  • seizure, or 
  • coma.

Side effects of Carisoprodol (Soma) include:

  • a seizure (epilepsy, convulsions); 
  • shivering, 
  • fast heart rate, 
  • muscle stiffness, 
  • twitching, 
  • loss of coordination, 
  • nausea, 
  • high levels of serotonin 
  • agitation, 
  • hallucinations, 
  • fever, sweating, 
  • vomiting, or
  • diarrhea.

Common side effects may include:

  • Drowsiness;
  • fever;
  • dizziness; or
  • headache.

Although this is not a complete list of side effects, others may also happen. Always consult your doctor before starting any prescription therapy. Call 911 if you ever face symptoms of side effects during the treatment. You may also report your symptoms to the FDA.

 

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