|Drug Name:||Carisoprodol (Soma)|
|Tablet Strength:||500 mg, 350 mg|
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Soma (Carisoprodol): life without pain and spasms
Soma (Carisoprodol) is a fast-acting muscle relaxant. Soma pills are used to reduce discomfort caused by acute musculoskeletal disorders. Soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant used to treat pain in adults.
Soma (Carisoprodol): effects and mechanism of action
The main pharmacological action of Soma is a skeletal muscle relaxing effect. Furthermore, Soma has effects similar to the effects of:
- sedatives / hypnotics
Soma relieves musculoskeletal discomfort by blocking the impulse transmission between the nerves and the brain. Soma pills can quickly get rid of such musculoskeletal symptoms as
- changed muscle tone
- twitching, pain
- muscle spasms
- spastic tendencies.
Soma (Carisoprodol): dosage for safe treatment
Soma pills of 250mg and 350mg are intended for oral use. The maximum recommended duration of Soma application is 21 days, but most patients normally reduce spasticity in just 14 days.
In order to decrease musculoskeletal discomfort, up to four tablets of Soma should be taken a day. The best relaxing effect is achieved if Soma doses are taken at regular intervals.
Dosage and frequency of Soma pills administration can be adjusted according to the type and severity of musculoskeletal disorders. It should be noted that the last dose of Soma is advised to be taken before bedtime.
If you feel pain and discomfort right after waking up which not pass for the whole day, you are recommended to take one Soma tablet in the morning and three more till the evening separated at regular intervals.
Soma pills relax skeletal muscles in just 30 minutes after oral administration. The first tablet of Soma can be taken at any time in first symptoms of discomfort and pain.
- Treatment should be started with Soma 250 mg pills. Normally, application of these tablets allows you to control discomfort and pain.
- If Soma 250 mg dose 4 times a day do not provide the expected relaxing effect, for example, in acute back pain, you are recommended to switch to Soma 350 mg tablets.
Efficacy and safety of centrally acting muscle relaxant Soma are confirmed by clinical trials and post-marketing studies, enrolled patients aged 18 to 65 years with different musculoskeletal conditions.
Muscle relaxant Soma is metabolized in the liver. People with partial loss of liver function should take caution while on Soma 250mg or 350mg pills.
Warnings and potential risks
Like other muscle relaxants, Soma pills may cause side effects and allergic reactions. People participated in clinical trials of Soma commonly complained of side effects such as:
Post-marketing studies revealed other side effects of Soma. The list of these side effects includes orthostatic hypotension, fast heart rhythm, irritability, agitation, nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
Some people taking centrally acting drug Soma reported about such side effects as
It should be noted that, according to clinical trials, these effects often appear with excessive use (overdose) of Soma.
People with chronic back pain, history of spinal pathology, and back pain caused by inflammatory processes did not participate in Soma clinical trials. These categories of patients are not advised to take centrally acting muscle relaxant Soma.
Soma tablets are listed in Schedule IV controlled drugs. Prolonged use of Soma may cause physical or psychological addiction.
During use of 250mg or 350mg Soma pills, alcohol should be avoided. Combined application of Soma with alcohol can change the drug relaxing effect and cause side effects.
Interesting facts about Soma (Carisoprodol):
Impact of centrally acting muscle relaxant Soma on women is approximately 40% higher than on men (even taking into account body weight). Usually the dose regimen is not to be adjusted due to gender; however, men with significant body weight can be indicated with a high initial Soma dose of 350 mg to relieve strong musculoskeletal discomfort.
The human’s reaction to the recommended initial Soma dose is believed to be gradually reduced:
- Treatment of musculoskeletal discomfort is recommended to start with Soma 250mg tablets.
- If relaxing action is decreased, a single Soma dose should be increased to 350mg.
Meal, including fatty food, has no effect on pharmacokinetic properties of Soma. Soma pills of 250mg or 350 mg can be taken at any time of the day in accordance with the recommended dosing schedule.