What are Soma 500mg and drug interactions and side effects?
Soma 500mg can be used in combination with physical therapy and rest to treat conditions of the skeletal muscles such as injury or pain. Soma 500mg should be used only for a short time (up to two or more weeks), as there is not enough evidence to support its long-term effectiveness. Also, most skeletal muscle injuries are usually of short duration.
If you have porphyria, a genetic enzyme disorder that affects the skin and nervous system, or are allergic to meprobamate or carisoprodol, you should not take Soma 500mg. Carisoprodol can cause habit formation. Do not share this medication with anyone else. The use of habit-forming medicines can lead to addiction, overdose, and even death.
Side effects of Carisoprodol may cause you to have a reduced ability to think or react. You should be alert and awake when you drive or do any other activity that requires you to be alert. Avoid alcohol. After using Soma 500mg for a prolonged period, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. You may need to stop using the medication gradually.
What should I do to take Soma 500mg?
Follow the instructions on your prescription label and take Soma 500mg exactly how it was prescribed. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Read all instructions and medication guides. Carisoprodol could be habit-forming. A misused drug can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. It is illegal to sell or give away the medicine. Soma 500mg should only be taken for 2 to 3 weeks. If your symptoms don’t improve or get worse, call your doctor immediately. This could cause withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to stop taking this medication. Soma 500mg is just one part of a comprehensive treatment plan that could also include physical therapy or rest. Follow the instructions of your doctor. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
What happens if I take too much?
Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you need immediate medical attention. Overdoses of carisoprodol could lead to death particularly if you take carisoprodol along with alcohol or other drugs that may slow down your breathing.
Vision problems, confusion, hallucinations, and muscle stiffness are all possible side effects of an overdose.
Soma 500mg side effects
If you are ill, get emergency medical attention signs of an allergic reaction with Soma 500mg: Hives Symptoms include difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue, or face. If you are experiencing side effects, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
What other drugs can affect Soma 500mg’s health?
It is sometimes unsafe to take certain medications simultaneously. You may experience side effects from some drugs, or the medication may not be as effective. Combining Soma 350mg with other drugs which make you sleepy, slow, or stop your breathing can lead to dangerous side effects and even death. Before you use opioid medication, a sleeping pill, or a muscle relaxer, consult your doctor. Anxiety Or seizures. Carisoprodol can be used in combination with many drugs. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal products, and supplements. These interactions may not be listed. Discuss with your doctor all medications you are currently taking and any new medication that you take.
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Keep this medicine and any other medicines away from children. Never share your medicines with anyone else. Use Soma 500mg only as directed.To ensure that the information on this page applies to your particular circumstances, consult your healthcare provider.
Some CNS depressants, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids, can have additive effects on the body. Patients who are taking more than one CNS depressant simultaneously should be cautious. It is not recommended to use SOMA 500MG and meprobamate simultaneously.
Inhibitors and inducers of CYP2C19
Combining CYP2C19 inhibitors such as fluvoxamine or omeprazole with SOMA 500MG can increase carisoprodol exposure and decreased meprobamate exposure. Combining CYP2C19 inducers, such as St. John’s Wort or rifampin, with SOMA 500MG may result in lower carisoprodol exposure and increased meprobamate exposure. A low dose of aspirin also had an induction effect on CYP2C19. It is not known what the full pharmacological effects of these possible alterations in exposures on SOMA 500MG’s safety and efficacy are.
Drug Abuse and Dependence
Soma 500mg contains carisoprodol (a Schedule IV controlled substance). Carisoprodol is a Schedule IV controlled substance that has been misused and abused. It can also be used for criminal diversion.
Over dosage of carisoprodol can lead to hypotension, death, and CNS depression. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS And OVERDOSAGE]. SOMA 500MG abuse is a possibility in patients who have used carisoprodol for a long time, and those who abuse other drugs.
Prescription drug abuse refers to the non-therapeutic and intentional use of drugs, even for their psychological benefits. Drug addiction is when a person becomes addicted to drugs. It can be characterized as a strong desire for a drug, despite its harmful effects, difficulties in controlling it, a preference for drug use over obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes withdrawal. Drug addiction and drug abuse are distinct from tolerance and physical dependence. For example, addiction and abuse may not be accompanied by tolerance or physical dependence.
Tolerance refers to when a patient’s response to a particular dosage or concentration is gradually reduced in the absence of disease progression. This may require an increase in dosage to maintain the same. A patient may experience withdrawal symptoms following abrupt discontinuation of treatment or significant dose reductions. Long-term use of SOMA 500MG has been associated with both tolerance and physical dependence. SOMA 500MG withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headaches, abdominal cramps, and muscle twitching. Patients who have been taking SOMA 500MG for a long time or large amounts of the drug should be instructed not to abruptly stop taking it. Warnings and Precautions WARNINGS
As part of the precautions section.
SOMA 500MG is sedative (in low back pain trials, 13%-17% of patients who received SOMA 500MG felt sedation, compared with 6% for patients who received placebo). ADVERSE REACTIONS and can impair mental and/or bodily abilities that are required to perform potentially dangerous tasks, such as operating machinery or driving a motor car. Motor vehicle accidents have been reported after the marketing of SOMA 500MG.
Patients who are taking more than one CNS depressant (e.g. alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids) should exercise caution.
Affection, Dependence, and Withdrawal
Over dosage of SOMA 500MG can lead to hypotension, death, CNS depression, respiratory depression, and other disorders. OVERDOSAGE [Patients who have had a history of prolonged use of carisoprodol and were also drug addicts have reported post-marketing cases of dependence and abuse. While most patients abused other drugs, some of them only abused carisoprodol. After prolonged SOMA 500MG use, withdrawal symptoms were reported. Some withdrawal symptoms include insomnia, nausea, vomiting, headaches, stomach cramps, muscle twitching, and ataxia. Meprobamate, a controlled substance that is one of carisoprodol’s metabolites can also lead to dependence. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Before prescribing, assess the likelihood of SOMA 500MG abuse to reduce the chance of it happening. Limit the duration of treatment for acute musculoskeletal discomfort to three weeks. Keep a close eye on prescriptions, be aware of signs and symptoms of abuse, and educate patients, their families, about proper storage and disposal.
Post-marketing reports have indicated that SOMA 500MG has been linked to seizures among SOMA 500MG patients. These cases mostly occurred after multiple drug overdoses (including illegal drugs and alcohol).
To evaluate the carcinogenicity of carisoprodol, no long-term studies on animals have been done.
SOMA 500MG was not evaluated for genotoxicity. Published studies showed that carisoprodol in vitro was mutagenic when used in the absence or presence of metabolizing proteins. However, it was not mutagenic when used in combination with metabolizing enzymes. Carisoprodol proved to be clastogenic when tested in vitro for chromoSoma 500mgl abnormalities using Chinese hamster cells. Other types of genotoxic testing also produced negative results. Carisoprodol did not cause mutations in an Ames reverse mutation test using S. Typhimurium strains can be produced with or without metabolizing enzymes. It was also not clastogenic in an in-vivo micronucleus assay that analyzed circulating blood cells.
Impairment Of Fertility
SOMA 500MG has not been evaluated for fertility effects. In a published reproductive study, female mice were given carisoprodol orally at 300, 750, and 1200 mg/kg/day. (approximately 1, 2.6, and 4.1 times respectively the MRHDs of 1400 mg per daily [350 mg QID] based upon body surface area comparison). The study was conducted from 1 week before mating to 27 weeks after mating. However, a 1200 mg/kg/day carisoprodol dosage showed a shorter estrus. A 13-week toxicology study did not measure fertility. The dose of 1200 mg/kg/day was enough to reduce the testes’ weight and sperm motility. The no-effect level in both studies was 750 mg/kg/day. This corresponds to about 2.6-times MRHD based upon a BSA comparison. These findings are not relevant to human fertility.