GENERIC NAME: carisoprodol
BRAND NAME: Soma
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:
- Inability to sleep
- Abnormal heart beat
Serious side effects of carisoprodol include:
- Hives (angioedema)
- Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
- 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.
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