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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

The indication for : Carisoprodol is as a muscle relaxer that can be used for musculoskeletal injuries/ conditions. It does not have an indication for sleep but it can be very sedating. ...Read more

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Will Soma (carisoprodol) help colon spasms?

Will Soma (carisoprodol) help colon spasms?

Soma (carisoprodol): While touted as a muscle relaxant - it has little effect on muscles. Its major metabolite Meprobamate has strong addiction potential. It will have no effect on Intestinal muscles. ...Read more

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Do somas (carisoprodol) make your jaw clench?

Do somas (carisoprodol) make your jaw clench?

Soma (carisoprodol) can: cause jaw clenching if you are going through withdrawal between doses. Also CNS stimulants like cocaine and amphetamine can cause jaw clenching. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Soma (carisoprodol) while pregnant?

Why do want to take : It? It is generally not a good idea to take medication during pregnancy, especially when you do not know the ingredients of the medication. I would recommend against taking it. ...Read more

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Can you take neurotin and Soma (carisoprodol) together?

Can you take neurotin and Soma (carisoprodol) together?

Metabolism issue: T add to dr. Williams' answer, how Neurontin (gabapentin) is broken down in the body varies a great deal between people. As a result, a given dose can result in no effect or too much sedation depending on the person. ...Read more

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How do I wean myself off of 1 Soma (carisoprodol) a night?

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR: Soma (carisoprodol) is habit forming and leading to addiction if being used to sleep you may try medications like gabapentin, trazodone, and alternatively melatonin which can be of help. ...Read more

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Zanaflex (tizanidine) and Soma compound what is the difference?

Zanaflex (tizanidine) and Soma compound what is the difference?

Alot: Soma compound has Carisoprodol and aspirin. Soma (carisoprodol) is more of a tranquilizer than a muscle relaxer. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an excellent muscle relaxer than truely works to relax spastic muscles (unlike soma). ...Read more

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What is the difference between Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

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

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Does Soma (carisoprodol) relax smooth muscles as well as skeletal?

Does Soma (carisoprodol) relax smooth muscles as well as skeletal?

No : No Soma (carisoprodol) only relaxes Skeletal muscles . It is a highly addictive drug . Multiple side effects . Be careful using it . ...Read more

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Whats the difference between taking Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

Whats the difference between taking Soma and norflex (orphenadrine)?

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 more

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I have sciatica and I was prescribed soma (carisoprodol). What does it do?

I have sciatica and I was prescribed soma (carisoprodol). What does it do?

Muscle relaxant: I recommend staying away from this medication as it has a high propensity for abuse. Any muscle relaxant will never help long term, suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist that can address your issues appropriately. ...Read more

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Will soma transfer to my 7 week old via breastmilk? Or have harmful effects

Soma: Soma is ranked as an L3 meaning if the benefits far outweigh the possible effects then it can be taken. What that means is that there are no published or that the published studies can not say if it is entirely safe to use in lactation. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is a hallucinatory effects of the juice of the Soma (carisoprodol) plant?

Is it true that there is a hallucinatory effects of the juice of the Soma (carisoprodol) plant?

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

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I didn't know i was pregnant and took a lot of Soma (carisoprodol) what are the risk for my baby?

I didn't know i was pregnant and took a lot of Soma (carisoprodol) what are the risk for my baby?

Cat C drug: Soma (carisoprodol) is considered a category c drug during pregnancy, meaning no known human fetal problems have been seen with its use. Please communicate this and any herbal or other product you used or are considering so your OB will be aware. ...Read more

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Can't afford the prescription meds that my dr. Gave me. What meds can I take like Soma (carisoprodol) for my back?

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

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Why after years of taking Soma (carisoprodol) are doctors reluctant to prescibe it and its the thing that stops the spasmisms?

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 more

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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

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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

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