Carisoprodol is a generic drug marketed under brand name soma. It is an oral muscle relaxant. It gives a short term relief from muscle pain and skeletal condition in adult. It is a white color tablet with a bitter taste.
It modulates the activities of neuro-transmitter in spinal cord and in brain. It blocks pain sensation between nerves and brain. It includes physio therapy to relieve pain . It reduces discomfort caused by stains, sprain and other muscle injuries. It focuses on the nerves that control the muscle. This drug influences the whole CNS. Due to this reason older people can use soma. It can treat other disease which aren’t listed as well.
It is available in the form of oral tablet in two strengths
Take three times a day and at bed time. It is a short term course for two or three weeks. Adequate evidence of for long term use aren’t explained. Doctor’s prescribed it at a gap of 6 hours. But the medication can change from one patient to other.
It is a very well tolerated drug. Though it gives quick relief from acute pain it shows some common side effects. But you don’t need to worry. They are common as your body tries to adjust to the medicine. They will go away after a few days.
Some other serious or major side effects that patient can experience . It is necessary to consult doctor regarding this. They are rare cases.
Don’t stop sudden dose of medicine. Avoid driving, using machine or anything else that can be dangerous.
FDA approved above drug in 2007. It is in market since 1959. As of 2015, the cost for a typical course of medication need less than US $ 25. It gives good results in case of muscle pain. But proper use of medicine along with rest and physio-