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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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What if 14 carisoprodol 350mg were taken at once?

What if 14 carisoprodol 350mg were taken at once?

Overdose of Soma: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...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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What is Soma (carisoprodol) used for?

Soma (carisoprodol): Muscle relaxant to treat painful musculoskeletal conditions. ...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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Can I take loratidine with carisoprodol?

Can I take loratidine with carisoprodol?

Drug question: There is no contraindication to taking loratidine with carisoprodol. ...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

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Can you get high from taking Suboxone & soma (carisoprodol)?

Can you get high from taking Suboxone & soma (carisoprodol)?

Yes you can: Both meds can cause a "high" and are misused and abused by many. They can be purchased on the street by addicts for their addiction habits, however some addicts avoid the meds because the high is not as satisfying. ...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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Soma (Definition)

Soma is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more