If you have an injury or muscle strain causing pain in different parts of your body, you can use Soma. It is an effective and well-tolerated relaxant that is often prescribed to patients. This medication is not suitable for people younger than 16 or older than 65. The drug can relieve pain pretty quickly, and that is why it may be addictive.

Soma (Carisoprodol) can be prescribed for relieving pain occurred due to strains of muscles and bones. This medication is not suitable for long-term treatment. Usually, it is prescribed for about 2-3 weeks. You will experience its effects in 30 minutes after using this drug, which will last up to six hours. In order to gain all the benefits of Soma, a patient should have enough rest and undergo a physical therapy to recover faster.

In order to hide pain, Soma will freeze the nerves in the brain. You should use this medication wisely and only according to the recommendations of your healthcare provider.

Tranquilizer Meprobamate was introduced in 1955, and right away it became popular because of its sedative effect. There were many cases of abuse of this drug, especially, in Hollywood. By the way, there was an ancient Indian drug called Soma. According to the ancient texts of India called Vedas and Puranas, this drug was even tasted by rulers after performing religious rituals.

If Carisoprodol is used in the right dosage for the right length of treatment, it can help manage pain in the musculoskeletal system. Overdosing this medication may be fatal. Since the remedy has a sedative effect, people should be very careful. For instance, they should not perform actions to handle equipment.

Drug Interaction

You should tell your healthcare provider if you use any other medications. In particular, you should report the administration of:

  • Prescription medications;
  • Over-the-counter drugs;
  • Herbal products;
  • Nutritional supplements.

The following medications can lead to drug interaction and dangerous side effects if used along with Carisoprodol:

  • Sedatives;
  • Anticonvulsants;
  • Benzodiazepines;
  • Antidepressants;
  • Antihistamines;
  • Hypnotics;
  • Muscle relaxants.

Some over-the-counter herbal products and dietary supplements for treatment of cold, cough and allergy may contain ingredients that should not be combined with Soma.

Side Effects

The following side effects may be caused by this medication:

  • Diarrhea;
  • Headache;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Nausea;
  • Dizziness;
  • Facial flushing.

Tell your healthcare provider about all allergic reactions immediately once they occur, including swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat.

The following are severe side effects that you may have if you use Soma:

  • Paralysis;
  • Tachycardia;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Ataxia;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Fatigue;
  • Insomnia;
  • Depression;
  • Agitation.

The use of this drug will bring desirable effects if you use it according to the recommendations of your doctor.