A 45-year-old female asked:
Have had 7spinal surgeries n past 6yrs, no longer able 2 take baclofen(on it 5yrs), so ? Is Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) better 4 someone n constant spasm?, help
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Lawrenzi answered
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Soma (carisoprodol) isn't good: Soma is converted into a form of a horse tranquilizer in the body. I do not personally prescribe it. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) zanaflex, or Flexeril would be better options for you.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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