What is Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol is available as a generic drug and as the brand name drug Soma. It is a muscle relaxer that helps in blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain. Carisoprodol can also be used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. This medicine should only be used for a short period because no evidence proves that it is effective in the long term. Also, most skeletal injuries are of short duration. Carisoprodol is available only with your doctor’s prescription. You can easily order carisoprodol online if you have a prescription.
What are the uses of Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol helps in the treatment of anxiety. It is helpful for the short-term relief of discomfort related to muscle pain. Carisoprodol helps in providing relief of acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions in adults.
Types of Carisoprodol
Carisoprodol comes in the form of a tablet. It is available in the following strengths: 250 mg tablets: It is a round, convex, and white tablet inscribed with SOMA 250 350 mg tablets: It is round, convex, and white tablets inscribed with SOMA 350
How to use Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol comes in the form of a tablet which you can take by mouth. Take this drug as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this drug more often or for longer than the prescribed duration. Your dosage of this medicine will depend upon the following factors:
- your age
- your medical condition
- the severity of your condition
- other medical conditions you have
- your reaction to the first dose
The amount of medicine people take depends on the strength of the medicine. Carisoprodol is available in the following forms and strengths: Generic: Carisoprodol Form: Oral tablet Strengths: 250 mg, 350 mg Brand: Soma Form: Oral tablet Strengths: 250 mg, 350 mg Dosage for muscle pain Adult dosage (ages 17 to 64 years): The typical dosage for adults is 250 mg to 350 mg three times per day and at bedtime, making it four times per day. Children dosage (ages 0 to 16 years): This medicine is not for children below 17 years. However, teenagers who are 16 years of age and older can take 250 mg to 350 mg three times a day and at bedtime. People should not use this drug for more than three weeks. If you want to buy carisoprodol online, make sure that the product is genuine.
What to know before taking Carisoprodol?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to carisoprodol, meprobamate, tybamate, or mebutamate. To make sure carisoprodol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- a blood disorder such as porphyria
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- personal or family history of substance abuse
This drug can make some people dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving a vehicle, using machines, or doing anything that requires alertness. If you already have liver problems, your body may process the drug more slowly. It can cause more side effects. Carisoprodol can cause some severe allergic reactions. The symptoms may include trouble breathing and swelling in your throat or tongue. Do not drink alcohol with this medicine because it can make you even more dizzy. Old-age people may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug. Tell your doctor or dentist about the drugs you use before undergoing any surgery. You should use this drug only when needed during pregnancy. This drug can pass into breastmilk and may have undesirable effects on the baby. You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop using this drug suddenly. The withdrawal symptoms include vomiting, stomach pain, headache, sleep problems, shakiness, and muscle twitching.
People should not take too much of this medicine. It may lead to an overdose which can be fatal. The symptoms of an overdose of this medicine can include:
- fast heartbeat
- trouble breathing
- low blood pressure
- vision problems
- lack of coordination
- unusual excitement
Side effects of Carisoprodol
The common side effects of carisoprodol are as follows:
Some side effects may occur do not need any medical attention. These side effects may go away within a few days or weeks. Talk to your doctor if they are severe or not going away. Carisoprodol can be effective but may also cause some severe side effects that can be fatal. These side effects include: Heart problems: The symptoms of heart problems can include:
- low blood pressure
- fast heartbeat
- flushing of the face
Stomach problems: The symptoms may include:
- stomach pain
Nervous system problems: The symptoms may include:
- feeling agitated or irritated
Some other side effects of this drug include confusion, chest pain, cough, convulsions, fever, loss of bladder control, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty in urination, muscle spasm, unusual bleeding or bruising, swollen glands, etc.