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carisoprodol (Soma)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Surprising Reasons You're in Pain Slideshow Pictures Take the Pain Quiz! Joint-Friendly Exercises to Reduce RA Pain Slideshow GENERIC NAME: carisoprodolBRAND NAME: Soma

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Carisoprodol is used together with rest and physical therapy for the short-term relief of acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions in adults. It is only used for 2 to 3 weeks.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of carisoprodol are:

Headache Drowsiness Dizziness Agitation Nervousness Tremor Irritability Inability to sleep Fainting Abnormal heart beat Seizures Depression

Serious side effects of carisoprodol include:

Hives (angioedema) Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) Seizures Abuse Fainting Low blood pressure

Carisoprodol is not a controlled substance. Patients may become dependent on carisoprodol, and discontinuation after long-term use may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/1/2016

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