Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer that blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain. Soma should only be used for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because there is no evidence of its effectiveness in long term use and most skeletal muscle injuries are generally of short duration.
SOMA (carisoprodol) Tablets are available 350 mg round, white tablets. Carisoprodol is a white, crystalline powder, having a mild, characteristic odor and a bitter taste. It is slightly soluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol, in chloroform, and in acetone; and its solubility is practically independent of pH. Carisoprodol is present as a racemic mixture. Ingredients in the SOMA drug product include alginic acid, magnesium stearate, potassium sorbate, starch, and tribasic calcium phosphate.
SOMA is indicated for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults.
Limitation Of Use
SOMA should only be used for short periods (up to two or three weeks) because adequate evidence of effectiveness for more prolonged use has not been established and because acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions are generally of short duration.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Soma if you are allergic to carisoprodol or meprobamate, or if you have:
- porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease; or
- a seizure.
- Soma is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old. Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What should I avoid while taking Soma?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.