Soma Carisoprodol Muscle Relaxant

Drug Name

Soma (Carisoprodol)

Drug Uses

Soma is​ a​ muscle relaxant used to​ relieve the pain and stiffness of​ muscle spasms and discomfort due to​ strain and sprain.

How Taken

The usual adult dosage of​ soma is​ one 350 mg tablet, three times daily and at​ bedtime. Usage in​ patients under age 12 is​ not recommended. it​ is​ recommended that you take Soma with food, or​ with milk, to​ minimize the likelihood that you will suffer an​ upset stomach as​ a​ result of​ taking the medication.

Drug Class and Mechanism

Soma is​ a​ muscle relaxant. it​ acts by blocking electrical communication among nerves in​ the reticular formation of​ the brain and in​ the spinal cord.

Missed Dose

If you miss a​ Soma dose, take it​ as​ soon as​ remembered if​ it​ is​ within an​ hour or​ so. if​ you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not 'double-up' the Soma dose to​ catch up.


Store at​ controlled room temperature 15 - 30 degrees C (59 degrees F). Dispense in​ a​ tight container.


Do not take Soma if​ you have acute intermittent porphyria. Before taking Soma, tell your doctor if​ you have kidney or​ liver disease. You may need a​ lower dose or​ special monitoring during your therapy.

Do not take Soma without first talking to​ your doctor if​ you are pregnant. it​ is​ also not known whether Soma passes into breast milk.

Do not take Soma without first talking to​ your doctor if​ you are breast-feeding a​ baby. Soma is​ not approved for use in​ children younger than 12 years of​ age.

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