Soma Carisoprodol Tablets 500mg is a pain relief medication that contains carisoprodol as the active ingredient. It relieves the discomfort that arises due to painful musculoskeletal conditions, especially lower back pain. The treatment with some is recommended for only a short duration of time (2-3 weeks) because it causes addiction and also because the painful musculoskeletal conditions do not prolong much.
What Soma (Carisoprodol) tablet is and what is it used for?
Soma is a pain relief medication that contains carisoprodol as the active ingredient. Soma Carisoprodol Tablets 500mg relieves the discomfort that arises due to painful musculoskeletal conditions, especially lower back pain. The treatment with some is recommended for only a short duration of time (2-3 weeks) because it causes addiction and also because the painful musculoskeletal conditions do not prolong much.
How Soma (Carisoprodol) tablet works?
The exact mechanism of action of carisoprodol is not known but it acts on the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord helps to reduce pain and causes muscles to relax.
What do you need to know before taking Soma Carisoprodol Tablets 500mg?
Take soma tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor or told by your pharmacist. Do not take this medicine
If you are allergic to carisoprodol
If you have severe renal or hepatic problems
If you are suffering from or have a history of f acute intermittent porphyria
If you have a history of drug abuse or alcohol consumption
If you are using some other CNS depressants
Effect on the ability to drive or operate machines
Soma Carisoprodol Tablets 500mg causes sedation and hence impairs your mental and physical abilities. Therefore do not drive or operate machines if you are taking soma tablets unless you become aware that how your body is responding to this treatment.
Soma (Carisoprodol) Tablets are not recommended if you are already on therapy with other CNS depressants as both medicines cause sedation that can be addictive. The concomitant use of soma (carisoprodol) with one of its metabolites called meprobamate is not recommended.
Use in pregnancy, lactation, or fertility
If you are pregnant, lactating mother, or planning to have a baby you must consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Animal data show that this medication can cross the placenta and hence can affect fetal growth. This medicine can also excrete in the breast milk of humans and thus can affect infant feeding due to sedation or less production of milk.
Renal and hepatic impairment
If you are suffering from a renal or hepatic illness you must consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine as you might need a dose reduction because carisoprodol is metabolized by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.
How to take Soma (carisoprodol) tablets?
Take this medicine orally with water. Do not use alcohol with this medicine.
Dosage: 250mg to 350mg three times a day of soma (carisoprodol) tablet is recommended. As this medicine causes sedation so it is recommended to take it at bedtime.
If you take more Soma (carisoprodol) tablets than you should
If you have mistakenly taken an overdose of Soma Carisoprodol Tablets 500mg i.e., more than your doctor has prescribed you, seek medical help immediately, either by calling your doctor or going to the nearest hospital as overdosage causes severe side effects e.g; you may experience seizures with an overdose of carisoprodol.
You may also experience hallucinations, blurred vision, euphoria, ataxia, hypotension, headache, coma, etc with an overdose of soma (carisoprodol) tablets.
If you forget to take Soma (carisoprodol) tablets
If you have forgotten to take your scheduled dose of soma (carisoprodol), do not take a double dose in order to make up for your missed dose. You should take it as soon as you remember it or simply take your next scheduled dose at the right time.
If you want to stop taking Soma (carisoprodol) tablets
If you want to stop taking this medicine as you feel better then a dose tapering (gradual dose reduction) of 14 days is required as this medication causes dependency/ addiction. The abrupt cessation of soma tablets causes withdrawal effects. The treatment must not prolong 2-3 weeks including a period of dose tapering.
The most common side effects associated with the use of soma (carisoprodol) tablets are drowsiness, dizziness, and headache.
How to store soma (carisoprodol) tablets?
Soma (carisoprodol) Tablets should be stored at a controlled room temperature below 25oC, to protect from heat, light, and moisture. It must be stored safely in a place where children cannot see or reach them. Do not take soma (carisoprodol) tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton or blister strip. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.