Soma | carisoprodol
Medication Class: Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
Manufacturer: Meda pharmaceuticals
Approval Date: April 1959
Soma is an oral muscle relaxant that may work by altering the activity of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The mechanism of action is not well understood.
What is Soma used for
Short-term relief of discomfort caused by muscle and skeletal pain
How effective is Soma
Soma (carisoprodol) 250 or 350 mg three times daily and at night was better than placebo in reducing symptoms of backache.
What are interesting facts about Soma
Soma is converted to meprobamate by the liver. Meprobamate is approved for reducing anxiety.
What is the dosage of Soma and its administeration
Carisoprodol (Soma) 250 mg to 350 mg three times during the day and at bedtime. Use for no longer than 2-3 weeks.
What are the side effects of Soma
Common: Drowsiness, dizziness, headaches
Serious: Withdrawal symptoms, dependency, seizures, fainting, orthostatic hypotension, allergic reactions, angioneurotic edema.
Soma drug interactions
What is the cost of Soma
$0.23 to $9.56 per tablet
References: Soma FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.
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