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Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Soma (carisoprodol) not preferred: Soma is not a good medication, there are terrible problems with addiction to that drug. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is another alternative for spasm. Also, make sure you are well hydrated and add a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Stretching, warm soaks and daily exercise can also help prevent spasms. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I was having a bad day and took 8 10/325 norcos&a few somas at once and took some earlier. I don't feel in danger. Am I ok?

See a physician!: It does sound like you are in danger. You have taken a lot of medication that can sedate you. Seek help immediately! ...Read more

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Are muscle relaxers bad like Soma (carisoprodol) bad if you have acid reflux?

Are muscle relaxers bad like Soma (carisoprodol) bad if you have acid reflux?

Depends: Sometimes Soma (carisoprodol) is combined with Aspirin or an NSAID that can aggravate your acid reflux. What may be more concerning is that some muscle relaxants can be habit-forming and can make you drowsy. Be careful driving or climbing ladders or using certain equipment. ...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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I am having back spasms very bad I wanted to know if Carisoprodol would help out with my back problems?

I am having back spasms very bad I wanted to know if Carisoprodol would help out with my back problems?

Possible.: Carisoprodol is a centrally acting muscle relaxer and may help with acute back pain if there is spasm involved. ...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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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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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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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 its 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

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If you mix Soma (carisoprodol) and Suboxone what will happen?

CNS depression: Combining Soma (carisoprodol) with Buprenorphine may enhance the central nervous system depressive effects of buprenorphine. You should either avoid other CNS depressants altogether or reduce the dosage/frequency of Soma (carisoprodol) in combination with suboxone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Ambien (zolpidem) more powerful than soma?

Can you tell me is Ambien (zolpidem) more powerful than soma?

Both powerful.: They are different b/c Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative/hypnotic and Soma is a muscle relaxant. They can both cause drowsiness but are used for different purposes. Both can be potentially dangerous in high doses and cause respiratory cessation or coma. You can have withdrawal seizures if they are stopped abruptly after being taken in high doses. ...Read more

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I was wondering is Ambien (zolpidem) more powerful than soma?

Unrelated: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative hypnotic (sleeping pill)
soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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Suboxone & soma, (carisoprodol) can the two be used together?

Suboxone & soma, (carisoprodol) can the two be used together?

Cautiously: It should be emphasized that soma, or carisoprodol, has abuse potential and using that in conjunction with a treatment for opioid use disorder may have risks associated with it although this is perhaps already appreciated by both you and you're prescribing physician. The two medications it should be said have a capacity to produce respiratory suppression and in excess could be lethal. Stay safe! ...Read more

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How long and what are symptoms of Soma (carisoprodol) withdrawal?

A few weeks: It is good to get off of soma (carisoprodol). This is an addicting drug and you obviously are having withdrawal. It is hard to estimate how long it will take. It may be brief but I would expect a few weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Soma (carisoprodol) overdose?

Soma overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Overdose symptoms may include: shallow breathing, blurred vision, visual hallucinations & lightheadedness. REF: http://www.projectknow.com/research/carisoprodol-overdose/ ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I took somas (carisoprodol) and baclofen at the same time?

Should i be worried if I took somas (carisoprodol) and baclofen at the same time?

Possible side effect: Soma (carisoprodol) and Baclofen both had sleepiness as one of their main potential side effects. Discuss how you can take these medications (dose, frequency) with your doctor. ...Read more

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I took 2 zanaflex (tizanidine) last night I ran out of somas am I going to fail my urine test tomorrow?

Depends on the test: Do they test for soma (carisoprodol) now? That isn't in the standard panels but then, soma (carisoprodol) is only recently classed as a controlled substance. This sounds like you've been completely out of soma (carisoprodol) for 24 hrs or less. Varies with the individual but generally soma (carisoprodol) would still be in urine for at least 2 days. Don't overly flush the system with water/caffeine. ...Read more

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I have a problem. I've been taking about 8 Soma (carisoprodol) daily and 8 mg of lorazepam. I need to stop! What should I do?

I have a problem. I've been taking about 8 Soma (carisoprodol) daily and 8 mg of lorazepam. I need to stop! What should I do?

Ask your DR to refer: U to a detox program or ask him how to gradually taper off meds. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong. Com/article/167140-herbal-remedy-to-overcome-drug-withdrawal/. ...Read more

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I've been taking about 8 Soma (carisoprodol) and 4 mg of ativan daily. I want to stop but how do I go about it? I'm very worried! What should I do?

Taper slowly: Advice to do under your doctors supervision, taper slowly, may be reduced one tablet daily for one week, then another tablet next week. You need supervision. ...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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How can you acquire Soma (carisoprodol)?

Prescription only: Soma (carisoprodol) is used as a muscle relaxant and I cannot recommend it due to its metabolism to Miltown, a long discontinued drug of abuse. Consider an alternative. ...Read more

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What OTC med is like soma (carisoprodol)?

None: Soma (carisoprodol) is a rx medication used for acute painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults (and as a muscle relaxant) but can be addictive in many patients. Discuss with your dr about other alternatives for treating you. Otc nsaids may help your pain until you can make an appt. Best wishes. ...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


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Carisoprodol And Aspirin (Definition)

Carisoprodol|aspirin is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more