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Doctor insights on: Soma Compound Narcotic Combination For Pain

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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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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Whats Soma compound (carisoprodol and aspirin)?

Soma Compound (carisoprodol and aspirin): To increase its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, 200 mg of carisoprodol is also formulated with 325 mg of aspirin. ...Read more

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Is carisoprodol a narcotic?

No: Carisoprodol is not a opiate narcotic. It is used to treat certain types of muscle spasm and pain but does not work the same way as an opiate. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of Soma (carisoprodol) could cause an overdose?

How many milligrams of Soma (carisoprodol) could cause an overdose?

Varies: Really, based on size and weight, but usual dose is 350 mg every 8 hrs. More likely than not, some tolerance will occur if slow increase of dose, but likely significant side effects if sudden doubling of dosage. Would advise, that Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to miltown, a drug removed from market years ago, due to abuse potential and risk! talk at length with your doctor regarding this product. ...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?

Not a good idea: The problem with taking Soma along with Suboxone is that Soma can be very sedating. Soma is a muscle relaxer but very similar to the tranquilizers like valium, xanax (alprazolam) or ativan. Thus, like those other medications, you should not use Soma with suboxone! ...Read more

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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Soma Compound (Definition)

Soma Compound is a combination agent for pain which is a ...Read more