Carisoprodol Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

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Carisoprodol Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

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Generic Name: carisoprodol (kar eye soe PROE dole) Brand Names: Soma, Vanadom.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take carisoprodol.

There may be other drugs that can affect carisoprodol. l your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without ling your doctor.

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Carisoprodol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

nausea, vomiting, hiccups, upset stomach.

Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.

Take the missed dose of carisoprodol as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra carisoprodol to make up the missed dose.

Less serious side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, tremor; headache; depression, feeling irritable; blurred vision;

paralysis (loss of feeling);

epilepsy or other seizure disorder; liver disease; or kidney disease.

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Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.

extreme weakness or lack of coordination; feeling light-headed, fainting; fast heartbeat; seizure (convulsions); vision loss; or agitation, confusion.

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.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. l your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Approval History Calendar Drug history at FDA.

Data sources include Micromedex (updated Sep 26th, 2014), Cerner Multum (updated Oct 16th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer (updated Oct 9th, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.

Availability Rx Prescription only.

CSA Schedule 4 Some potential for abuse.

Carisoprodol is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Carisoprodol is available with a prescription under the brand name Soma. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

See also: Side effects (in more detail).

Overdose symptoms may include shallow breathing, vision problems, fast heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations (seeing things), muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

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Soma 350 mg - white, round tablets.

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Before using this medication, l your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

sleep problems (insomnia); or.