Generic Name: carisoprodol (kar eye soe PROE dole)
Brand Name: Soma, Vanadom
What is SOMA?
Soma (Carisoprodol) is one of the best medicines to treat muscle pain and discomfort in your body. Most of the time it is prescribed along with the rest, therapy, and other physical treatments. It helps in allowing relaxation to the muscles. Soma is the best pain relief pills that stops pain sensation between the nerves.
Soma is also used to treat the pain of the injury that makes you uncomfortable while performing regular activities. This drug helps in providing relaxation to the muscles in order to reduce the pain. Query related to your medication can be solved by your doctor or pharmacist.
How to use Soma?
Doctors always prescribe this medicine to reduce muscle pain and will tell you to take it through the mouth. He or she will also tell you that how can you consume it with food or without food according to analyzing the situation of your medical reports. Increasing or decreasing the dosage of this drug may cause heavy damage to you. This may reach a situation where you may not recover from your medical problem and the chances of meeting side effects will be increased as well.
The dosage of your medicine will be decided by your doctor or pharmacist by keeping your medical condition in mind. Also, dosage may depend on your age and response to the treatment.
Soma is used only for a short term period. If there are chances that you will not recover then your doctor or medical professional will change your medication. But don’t go on other medication without consulting your doctor or don’t come to any conclusion without keeping a doctor in the conference because you cannot decide that this medication is working for you or not. Only a medical professional will analyze and can tell you that the medication is working well for you or not.
In case, if you stop taking this medication, you may meet symptoms like cramps in the stomach, the problem in sleeping, headache, and nausea. Your doctor may lower your dose to prevent the symptoms. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptom that bothers you while on medication.
You may get addicted to this medicine but if you feel so then consult your doctor or medical professional. This could happen if you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. To prevent the risk of addiction do as your doctor says and take the dosage that your doctor prescribes.
Side effects of Soma
The most common side effect that may occur is dizziness and drowsiness. If this will happen to you then don’t wait for anything, just contact your doctor as soon as possible. Most of the people that used this medication didn’t notice any side effects. If still, you have any type of side effect that may bother you then contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Allergic reaction is very common nowadays but first, you have to enclose all the allergic reactions that you have from this medication or any other medication.
Allergic reaction from this drug is very rare but if you notice something or feel then contact your pharmacist or doctor immediately.
Symptoms of the allergic reactions that you may have while using this medication is rashes, itching, swelling on face tongue or throat, dizziness, the problem in breathing. This list doesn’t cover all the allergic reactions and side effects. If you notice these symptoms or other than those that are listed above then contact your pharmacist or doctor immediately.
You can call your medical professional for full information about the side effects and symptoms of this medication.
Precautions Before Taking SOMA
Before adding this drug to your schedule, tell your doctor about the allergic problem if you have from this drug or any other like meprobamate, tybamate, or mebutamate. May be drug used in this medicine may have some ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction or any other side effect. For better information, talk to your medical professional or doctor.
Enclose your medical history to your doctor before using this medication like if you have experienced blood disorder, any kidney disease, liver disease, seizures, or any addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Using marijuana can make you dizzy or drowsy. Also, using this drug may make you dizzy or maybe drowsy sometimes. Do not do any work that needs concentration or alertness until you are not sure that you can do it safely. Avoid alcohol or drugs while using this medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you get addicted to alcohol or marijuana while on this medication.
Tell your doctor about all your products and medicines that you are using or used in the past for any reason. Tell him or her about all the prescribed medicines, non-prescribed medicines, or any herbal product.
Drug interaction may change the nature of Soma medicine. It means it will not work or may change how it works. Also, the chances of side effects increase. Keep all the names of the medicines and products that you are using while visiting your doctor. Don’t start, stop, or change the medicine dosage of this medicine or any other medicine without consulting the doctor.
Tell your doctor about the products you are using that may cause drowsiness like cough or pain reliever such as sleeping drugs, hydrocodone, marijuana, or anti-anxiety such as alprazolam, lorazepam, and zolpidem. If you are using any muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, or antihistamine then make sure your doctor knows about it.
If you notice any symptom that you think to happen because of drug interaction then contact your doctor or pharmacist, as soon as possible.
What Happen if I Overdose SOMA?
In case, you overdose on the medicine and met with symptoms like passing out or problem in breathing then immediately call the emergency helpline number or you can call the poison control center is available in your city. Every city has its own poison control centre that can reach you in no time to save the patient’s life.
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, dizziness, the problem in breathing or slow breathing, hallucinations, the problem in moving, and change in vision. Contact medical health support in this condition.