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I have been on Soma for 6 months and now being switched to robaxin (methocarbamol). How do I go about weaning myself off of the soma?

I have been on Soma for 6 months and now being switched to robaxin (methocarbamol).  How do I go about weaning myself off of the soma?

See your doctor: The detox period can last several weeks due to the need to taper off use of the drug, slowly lowering Soma (carisoprodol) doses until the dosage level reaches zero. However, tapering is recommended ONLY under a physicians guidance. Ask your doctor for more information and help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Methocarbamol (Definition)

Methocarbamol (trade name robaxin, (methocarbamol) which is marketed by actient pharmaceuticals in the United States and pfizer in canada) is a central muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle spasms. Because of potential for side-effects, this drug is considered to be a high-risk ...Read more


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What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

What is robaxin (methocarbamol) used for?

Muscle relaxer: It's a muscle relaxer used to treat muscle spasm/tightness. ...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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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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Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Is muscle relaxer robaxin (methocarbamol) effective?

Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...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

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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 your 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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Is it okay to take robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco together?

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Is it okay to take robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco together?

Yes: Norco is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant. They can be taken together. However, when taking together, you might experience more drowsiness. ...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?

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 took a flexeril about 3 hours ago and have gotten no relief. Is it safe to take a Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750.

I took a flexeril about 3 hours ago and have gotten no relief.  Is it safe to take a Robaxin (methocarbamol) 750.

Yes. try it, some --: -people react better 2 different relaxants. there R many out there, but don't double up, meaning settle on 1 or the other, not both. ...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. Donald McCarren
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Carisoprodol And Aspirin (Definition)

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