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Is carisoprodol a narcotic?

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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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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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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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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Do somas (carisoprodol) make your jaw clench?

Do somas (carisoprodol) make your jaw clench?

Soma (carisoprodol) can: cause jaw clenching if you are going through withdrawal between doses. Also CNS stimulants like cocaine and amphetamine can cause jaw clenching. ...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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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


Dr. John Landi
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