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Robaxin Vs 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
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
Hi, I took 2 350mg soma by accident about 30 min ago. I have robaxin (methocarbamol) and took wrong pills. I made myself throw up right away. Will I be okay?
Was on soma qid x 10 years. my doctor 2 months ago decided to put me on valium 10mg bid & robaxin (methocarbamol) 750mg tid...no withdrawal symptoms. but no relief?
See details: Then speak with your doctor. You give no specifics so no other answer is possible. ...Read more
Hello! I was recently diagnosed with a bulging disc c5-c6, neck pain with radiculopathy amd sever muscle spasms. I was prescribed Soma 350mg but took one and felt horrible. So he prescribed me Robaxin which I take 2 at bedtime as needed. So about a half h
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
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
Sometimes: It has value for some people and is ineffective for others. You cannot tell until you try it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Sedating: Can be sedating. I'd avoid if possible. ...Read more
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
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