Carisoprodol MedlinePlus Drug Information





7/24/2014
04:24 | Author: Jacob Smith

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Carisoprodol MedlinePlus Drug Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information., 2014. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland.. Duplication for commercial use must be authorized by ASHP.

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Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.

Carisoprodol comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken three times daily and at bedtime. It may be taken with or without food. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take carisoprodol exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

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Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. drowsiness dizziness clumsiness headache fast heart rate upset stomach vomiting skin rash difficulty breathing fever weakness.

¶ This branded product is no longer on the market. Generic alternatives may be available.

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

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Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

Carisoprodol may cause an upset stomach. Take carisoprodol with food or milk.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online or by phone.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from moisture and heat (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Keep all appointments with your doctor.

Last Reviewed - 08/01/2010.


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