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Dr. George Rust
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Carisoprodol (Overview)

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


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What is carisoprodol for?

What is carisoprodol for?

Muscle relaxant: Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. ...Read more

Dr. George Rust
168 doctors shared insights

Carisoprodol (Overview)

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


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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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Can a doctor prescribe me carisoprodol for my severe back pain and muscle spasm?

Sure, why not?: That's what it's for. Course, some docs will refuse because carisoprodol is converted in the liver into meprobamate aka Miltown. Ever hear of it? It was really the first big benzodiazepine. Back in the 60s it had the nickname "Mother's Little Helper." It was so widely used the Rolling Stones even wrote a song about it. (The song was called "Mother's Little Helper.") Good luck with this. ...Read more

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I have sciatica and I was prescribed soma (carisoprodol). What does it do?

I have sciatica and I was prescribed soma (carisoprodol). What does it do?

Muscle relaxant: I recommend staying away from this medication as it has a high propensity for abuse. Any muscle relaxant will never help long term, suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist that can address your issues appropriately. ...Read more

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How long after i stop taking Soma for a spine injury is it out of my system? Thank you i just found out this new doctor I have to see does not let his patients take Soma whitch is ashame because it really works for my injuries but the doctor have have b

Carisoprodol : Carisoprodol (which also goes by the brand name soma) is a drug that is used to relax muscles. It is a schedule IV controlled substance because it has the potential to be habit-forming. After taking carisoprodol, the drug stays in your system for about 24 to 48 hours....But, this is only because it is converted by your liver into another active drug, called meprobamate. Meprobamate is another schedule IV drug that is rarely used because 1) not much drug is needed to overdose; 2) it is psychologically habit-forming; 3) stopping it can cause severe, life-threatening physical withdrawal, and 4) it can make the sedating effects of other medications, like opioid pain killers, much stronger, potentially leading to death. The physician-patient relationship is based on trust on both sides. Deception, such as by hiding the use of certain medications, can seriously harm that relationship and the patient's health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix carisoprodol and hydrocodone?

Is it safe to mix carisoprodol and hydrocodone?

Soma (carisoprodol) hydrocodone: Firstly - both medications can and have been used together. Carisoprodol is quite a useless med - it gets converted to Meprobamate which has anti-anxiety effects and is very addicting. Hydrocodone also has issues. So i would say please do not use Carisoprodol and use hydrocodone for short duration only and as directed. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects of carisoprodol?

Yes: I do not like to prescribe this medication. It can be habit forming and people can become dependent on them. It causes drowsiness, impairment of motor functions, impairment of thinking function. ...Read more

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Somedays whenever i stand up my heart rate elevates and i get real weak and dizzy. Doesnt last long but i hate it. I do have anxiety. Could it be rela (carisoprodol)?

Orthostatic: Hypotension would explain your symptoms. Increasing fluids significantly & liberalizing salt intake (provided you don't have htn) would be first steps. I'm assuming that you are not taking BP medication. If symptoms don't improve see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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