carisoprodol (Soma)

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GENERIC NAME: carisoprodol

BRAND 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:

Serious side effects of carisoprodol include:

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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