carisoprodol/aspirin - oral, Soma Compound
GENERIC NAME: CARISOPRODOL/ASPIRIN - ORAL (kar-iss-oh-PRO-dole/AS-pir-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Soma Compound
USES: This medication is a combination of carisoprodol and aspirin. It provides temporary relief of pain and discomfort from muscle injuries such as strains, sprains, and spasms. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments.Carisoprodol relaxes tight muscles and relieves pain, cramping, and stiffness so you can move around more and get back to doing your daily activities. Carisoprodol belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants. Aspirin helps decrease pain and swelling.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor.Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.Take this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as stomach cramps, trouble sleeping, headache, nausea) may occur if you suddenly stop this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.Rarely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Back to Medications Index
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!