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Took allergy meds earlier, half glass alcoholic cider, 1 soma (carisoprodol). Cant sleep, woke up with diarrhea throat tightness. Risk of respiratory concern?

Took allergy meds earlier, half glass alcoholic cider, 1 soma (carisoprodol). Cant sleep, woke up with diarrhea throat tightness. Risk of respiratory concern?

The dangerous trio: If you are taking soma, (carisoprodol) allergy meds and consume alcohol, then you should understand the effects of mixing the three. When these substances are combined the effect is compounded. The symptoms could be seizures, drowsiness, dizziness respiratory problems, GI problem and even death. If you feel that you are addicted to Soma (carisoprodol) and alcohol, call your doctor. The help is available ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

Autoimmune: Post-infectious sequelae can cause a variety of syndromes and symptoms, largely of the autoimmune etiology. CIDP is a possibility. Do you have reflexes? CIDP can be diagnosed with EMG/NCS. Did you have that? There are panels of antibodies associated with not only CIDP but also autoimmune dysautonomia, which is another consideration. Were these panels sent? Mayo has comprehensive panels. For dysautonomia testing, I would recommend tilt table and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. Other considerations include myopathies, which can be metabolic or mitochondrial, and I would recommend EMG as well as possible muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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

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 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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What are the side affects of the prescription drug soma (carisoprodol)?

What are the side affects of the prescription drug soma (carisoprodol)?

Muscle relaxant: Soma (carisoprodol) is metabolically transformed in the body to meprobamate, and adverse events can include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue. Many pts have trouble tolerating the medicine, and may do better on other muscle relaxants. On occasion habituation or frank addiction may develop with chronic usage. ...Read more

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Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up as a benzodiapin in a urine drug screen?

No: No, there are two diff categories, and Soma (carisoprodol) will never show up in your urein test as a benzo. ...Read more

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What side effects are often associated with the prescription drug Soma (carisoprodol) along with oxycontin ?

Sedation: Soma (carisoprodol) is a bad muscle relaxant, but the reason it's popular is because it's very sedating. It's not a good combination with oxycontin. Both are habit forming and Oxycontin is very addicting. ...Read more

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Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on

Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures.  Suggest support groups, effects on

It : It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication.

People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery.

Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to detox and get off of drugs? I've went inpatient 2 times and been sent ers to hospitals atleast 11 times and I almost took over my life. I was on soma, xanax, vicoden, adderall. I went in a coma and my parent called 911, I woke up the

Whats the best way to detox and get off of drugs? I've went inpatient 2 times and been sent ers to hospitals atleast 11 times and I almost took over my life. I was on soma, xanax, vicoden, adderall. I went in a coma and my parent called 911, I woke up the

Detox?: Detox is only the first step, and it seems you've already been through this at least twice. You seem to have some very persistent addictions, and may or may not be staying involved with outpatient recovery programs after discharge. This is the hardest part -- but also the most ongoing thing that will save your life. The big question is: are you willing to stop using? If so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Not necessarily: Soma is a very poor muscle relaxant meant for short term use only. It's metabolites are barbiturates , which cause sedation as well as withdrawal. Combine the sedative effects from Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with the Soma and it may cause increased sedation which could have serious side effects. You should alert you pcp that you are taking these two drugs prescribed by two different providers. ...Read more

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Where can I buy carisoprodol?

Prescription: It is a prescription. You must have a doctor's prescription for it to get it from a pharmacy. If you get it without one, you are breaking federal law. Beware. ...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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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

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Could i take 300-15 codeine / apap with carisoprodol 350mg?

Yes and No: Carisoporodol should only be used for a short term and not chronically for pain. It is very similar to benzodiazipines such as valium and ativan (lorazepam). These medications can interact with pain medications and cause worsening of side effects and respiratory depression. I would discuss this with your pcp. ...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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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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Is carisoprodol an antideppresant?

No: Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer. I hope no one is trying to use it for depression. ...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. Dariush Saghafi
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Soma (Definition)

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