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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: carisoprodol?

Please describe the medication: carisoprodol?

Muscle relaxant : A mild prescription muscle relaxant which is modestly useful in managing minor musculoskeletal conditions, but often must be taken many times daily. ...Read more

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Is carisoprodol addictive?

Yes: This chemical converts into a chemical known as meprobamate, which is addictive.We could have a long discussion as to addiction vs habituation but bottom line is: avoid long term use if possible. ...Read more

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Is carisoprodol a narcotic?

No: Carisoprodol is not a opiate narcotic. It is used to treat certain types of muscle spasm and pain but does not work the same way as an opiate. ...Read more

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Can you take soma with a zpack ?

Can you take soma with a zpack ?

Soma and a Z pak: Soma is a muscle relaxant and a Z-Pak contains azithromycin which is an antibiotic. I did a search and there are no significant interactions. If you have further concerns, please check which her primary care physician. ...Read more

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Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Similar: Both medications are considered muscle relaxants. Skelaxin(metaxalone) and soma( carisprodol) are used for acute pain and muscle spasm. Sometimes people will use the medication more chronically. However, Soma (carisoprodol) does have the potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Could i take codeine and soma (carisoprodol)?

Codeine and soma (carisoprodol): Simply put you could. However it is never a good idea to use Soma (carisoprodol) long term. It has little effect on muscles and gets converted to Meprobamate that has strong addiction properties. ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe Soma (carisoprodol)?

No: Here onsite, we do not provide narcotics or psychoactive medications. Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to Miltown, a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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Will Soma (carisoprodol) show up on a drug test?

Depends: on whether they test for it. In some areas where abuse of carisoprodol is common (and it is one of the drugs that are "pushed" in pill mills (together with alprazolam/xanax) along with opioids. On routine 7 or 10 panel tests that look for opiates, benzos, cocaine, amphetamine, marijuana, barbiturates, PCP etc) it is NOT tested for. It is, however, a highly abusable and dangerous drug. ...Read more

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Can a carisoprodol overdose be fatal or just bad?

Can a carisoprodol overdose be fatal or just bad?

Either: Muscle relaxer that also works centrally in the brain. The drug is related to other sedative type drugs (meprobamate). Can cause respiratory depression, low blood pressure, seizures, blood problems, dependency/abuse, withdrawal; worse if mixed with other depressants like alcohol. There are other and better alternative drugs; a popular item on internet sites- not a good way to get medicines. ...Read more

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How do I find if it will burn snorting carisoprodol?

Why do you ask?: Am baffled by your question as cannot understand why you would even consider snorting this medication. Recommend you seek out some therapeutic advice from a psychologist or psychiatrist, as you may well be at risk here. ...Read more

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Should I take toprol (metoprolol) and Soma together?

Should I take toprol (metoprolol) and Soma together?

No: Talk to your pcp.They are different class of medications for different purposes.It will not hurt if you take them together. ...Read more

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Why do vicodin and carisoprodol make me feel euphoric?

Vicodin soma (carisoprodol): Well Vidodin is an opioid and this can do it. Soma (carisoprodol) has no effect on muscle and gets converted to meprobamate which is highly addictive and acts like a Valium. IN fact this is not used by Pain doctors these days. The combination of Vicodin and Soma (carisoprodol) can have additive effects. ...Read more

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Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

Not likely: Soma (carisoprodol) is not specifically tested for. However, i wonder about the motivation of this question. Soma (carisoprodol) can be mis-used. Have a frank discussion with your doctor about it's proper use. Focus on getting help for your symptoms and not on obtaining a medication. You are in control of your health. Don't become dependent on a medication. ...Read more

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Can i take soma (carisoprodol) with magnesium and/or b-12?

May take together: Yes, all three of these may be taken together. Drug interaction check using professional resources confirm no known interaction between any of them. ...Read more

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Is the medication Soma (carisoprodol) good for back aches?

Is the medication Soma (carisoprodol) good for back aches?

Cautious with soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. I tend to be very cautious with Soma (carisoprodol) and have never prescribed it for back aches for two reasons 1) there are much better treatment modalities out there 2) it has substantial addiction and abuse potential. I might continue it if a patient's been on it for years and years from another doc, but will never use it as a first, second, or even third line medication. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. George Rust
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Carisoprodol (Definition)

A mild prescription muscle relaxant which is modestly useful in managing minor musculoskeletal conditions, but often must be ...Read more