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Soma And Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
See below: They are both characterized as muscle relaxants but in truth they both have a sedating effect and probably cause relaxation through that effect, not for their direct effect on muscles. They are completely different chemically and have different breakdown products in the body. ...Read more
Similar: Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Orphenadrine is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What soma (carisoprodol) plant?: "soma" was the name of a plant/drink mentioned in the hindu religious text the vedas that was used in religious rituals. No one knows for sure what plant(s)they were referring to. It is speculated that Soma (carisoprodol) was hallucinogenic & may have been amanita or psylocibin mushrooms, cannabis or ephedra. See http://en.Wikip. ...Read more
I didn't know i was pregnant and took a lot of Soma (carisoprodol) what are the risk for my baby?
Can't afford the prescription meds that my dr. Gave me. What meds can I take like Soma (carisoprodol) for my back?
Meds: If you don't have insurance, try finding a prescription discount card online. This may be of some help. Also target or walmart has a $4 generic list of medications. There is a muscle relaxant called cyclobenzaprine that may be an option. Ask your prescriber if that med would be an option and ok with your other meds. You can verify if that would be ok with a pharmacist also. ...Read more
Why after years of taking Soma (carisoprodol) are doctors reluctant to prescibe it and its the thing that stops the spasmisms?
Soma (carisoprodol): Soma (carisoprodol) is one of the most frequently abused drugs with a very high potential for dependency and addiction. The longer you take it the more chance you have of becoming dependent and addicted. It can be dangerously sedating especially if you use other CNS suppressing drugs or alcohol. You also need to taper Soma (carisoprodol) slowly if taken for a long time. Its use is approved by the fda up to 2-3 weeks only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I didn't know i was pregnant and took Soma (carisoprodol) excessively. What are the risk my baby will be affected or deformed? I'm really worried !
See yourgynecologist: Soma (carisoprodol) has not been studied in humans during pregnancy. Some animal studies show that soma crosses the placenta and causes adverse effects on fetal growth and after birth survival . Soma is classified as pregnancy category c, thus should be used only when benefits outweigh its risks. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. Take care. ...Read more