Soma (Carisoprodol)

What is Soma?

Soma is an exclusive medication, which is approved to eliminate the symptoms of painful muscular conditions for a short period of time. The medication features a powerful composition, which contains Aspirin and Carisoprodol. Aspirin, being fever reducer and pain reliever, decreases body substances, which trigger inflammation and pain. Belonging to a group of muscle relaxers, Carisoprodol blocks the nerve impulses, which are sent to the brain.

Consequently, the combination of these two innovative and highly effective ingredients helps achieve the desired results. Besides, Soma can be administered in a range of other conditions. Contact your qualified medical specialist before off-label drug intake.


Recommendations for Use

Discuss the treatment course with your doctor before the beginning of the therapy. The components of the medication may be habit-forming, so their misuse can trigger the signs of overdose, addiction or even life-threatening reactions.

To eliminate possible risks, a patient should provide the doctor with a full list of health disorders he/she has. A medical specialist will be able to adjust the correct dose, suiting the severity of your current condition and overall health state. Generally, Soma is administered 4 times a day, preferably at around the same time. The therapy should not last longer than 3 weeks. Otherwise, you will experience devastating side effects. Sudden stop of the therapy can result in withdrawal symptoms.

Precautions and Contraindications

Soma is not recommended for patients, who are sensitive to its components or similar pain relievers. Additionally, the drug is not approved for patients with porphyria, stomach obstruction or bleeding triggered by Aspirin use, severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks provoked by NSAIDs or Aspirin, intestinal or stomach perforation after Aspirin intake.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are also contraindicated for the medication intake, as its components can harm the health of an unborn and nursing child. Do not take Soma if you are under 16 years old or over 65 years old.

To guarantee a safe course, you need to provide your healthcare specialist with detailed information about the current disorders and health impairments you have, especially kidney or liver impairments, asthma, intestinal or stomach disorders, alcohol or drug abuse, nasal polyps, blood clotting disorders, seizures, etc.

Drug Interactions

There is a range of medications, which can interfere with the route of Soma influence on the organism. Inform your doctor about the following pharmaceuticals you use, if any: rifampin, clopidogrel, St. John’s wort, methotrexate, NSAIDs, antifungals, blood pressure treatments, diabetes drugs, stomach acid reducers, and others.

Report any complications and abnormal reactions to a qualified medical specialist. Seek emergency medical assistance if you have noticed the signs of allergic reactions or other life-threatening symptoms.

Side Effects

If you have noticed any signs of allergic reaction when taking Soma, such as swelling of the lips, throat, tongue, or face, difficulty breathing, or hives, you need to contact your healthcare professional immediately to get proper treatment.

The common side effects that generally don’t need medical attention include headache, dizziness, and drowsiness.

You need to stop the intake of this medication and see your doctor in case you have noticed the following symptoms: fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fast heart rate, sweating, agitation, shivering, loss of concentration, hallucinations, and muscle stiffness. This is not a full list of possible adverse reactions. If you’ve suddenly felt bad and your condition aggravates, seek medical attention immediately.

Soma and Other Drugs

It may not be safe to take other drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins, and supplements together with Soma. Some medicines are able to affect the therapy and make Soma less effective for your condition.


Carisoprodol overdose can be fatal! In case you’ve taken too much of the medication, call the poison help line or seek medical attention at once.