Your doctor has prescribed you Soma or has discussed it as a possible treatment for you and now you are trying to find some information and facts about Soma?
You can find the answers by reading more here and by asking your doctor questions.
Soma is used as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. It is available by prescription only and is most commonly prescribed for sprains, muscle strains and several other muscle injuries. It is often used together with conventional measures such as rest and physical therapy. Soma is a fast acting drug in the skeletal muscles and because of its ability to block pain sensations between the nerves and the brain it is sometimes also used as a general pain reliever.
The drug was first developed in the 1950’s as meprobamate, which because of its addictive properties led to abuse in the early 1960’s. Therefore a metabolite of meprobamate was developed and named Soma in the United States. Even though the addictive properties were reduced it still can have sedative and hypnotic effects if taken in higher doses. Because of these possible side effect and impairment of the user taking the drug it is not recommended to drive a vehicle or operate any machinery.
Some of the milder side effects that can appear with Soma are drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness, headache, fast heart rate, upset stomach, vomiting and skin rash. Some more severe side effects are difficulty of breathing, fever, weakness and burning eyes. When experiencing any of these side effects, call your doctor’s office immediately for advice and help.
Carisoprodol is the name of the drug and it is marketed under the name Soma in the United States. Besides the brand name version other generic versions are available. Other names for the drug used in countries other than the United States are are Sanoma, Vanadom, Carisoma, Sanoma or just Carisoprodol. The medication is available at your local pharmacy as well as online.
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