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- What is carisoprodol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for carisoprodol?
- Is carisoprodol available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for carisoprodol?
- What are the uses for carisoprodol?
- What are the side effects of carisoprodol?
- What is the dosage for carisoprodol?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with carisoprodol?
- Is carisoprodol safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about carisoprodol?
What is the dosage for carisoprodol?
- The recommended dose of carisoprodol is 250 or 350 mg three times daily and at bedtime.
- The recommended treatment duration is 2 to 3 weeks.
- To avoid withdrawal symptoms, carisoprodol should be stopped gradually if it has been used for a long duration.
Which drugs or supplements interact with carisoprodol?
- Carisoprodol interacts with other medications and drugs that slow the brain's processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (for example, lorazepam [Ativan]), and narcotics, accentuating their effects and causing drowsiness.
- Omeprazole (Prilosec) and fluvoxamine (Luvox) may reduce the elimination of carisoprodol, leading to increased side effects.
- St. John's Wort and rifampin (Rifadin) increase the elimination of carisoprodol, possibly resulting in a reduced effect.
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