SOMA (carisoprodol) Tablets are available as 250 mg and 350 mg round, white tablets. Carisoprodol is a white, crystalline powder, having a mild, characteristic.
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In animal studies, carisoprodol reduced fetal weights, postnatal weight gain, and postnatal survival at maternal doses equivalent to 1-1.5 times the human dose (based on a body surface area comparison). Rats exposed to meprobamate in-utero showed behavioral alterations that persisted into adulthood. For children exposed to meprobamate in-utero, one study found no adverse effects on mental or motor development or IQ scores. SOMA should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the risk to the fetus.
Less serious side effects may include:
Stop using carisoprodol and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
There is no information about the effects of SOMA on the mother and the fetus during labor and delivery.
Abuse of SOMA poses a risk of overdosage which may lead to death, CNS and respiratory depression, hypotension, seizures, and other disorders.
Carisoprodol, marketed under the brand name Soma among others, is a prescription drug marketed since 1959. It is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant of.
Until December 12, 2011, when the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued the final ruling placing the substance carisoprodol into Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), carisoprodol was not a controlled substance. The placement of carisoprodol into Schedule IV was effective January 11, 2012.
Also, because of its potentiating effects on narcotics, it is often abused in conjunction with many opioid drugs. Recreational users of carisoprodol usually seek its potentially heavy sedating, relaxant, and anxiolytic effects.
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
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Other brands: Soma, Vanadom.
Use: For the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
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This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. A different medication may be necessary in that case. Do not use it later for another condition unless your doctor directs you to do so.
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This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
Find a comprehensive guide to possible side effects including common and rare side effects when taking Soma (Carisoprodol) for healthcare.
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.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Our Soma Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, and epigastric discomfort.
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Hematologic: Leukopenia, pancytopenia.
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In these two studies, 2.7%, 2%, and 5.4%, of patients treated with placebo, 250 mg of SOMA, and 350 mg of SOMA, respectively, discontinued due to adverse events; and 0.5%, 0.5%, and 1.8% of patients treated with placebo, 250 mg of SOMA, and 350 mg of SOMA, respectively, discontinued due to central nervous system adverse reactions.