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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

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

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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Can someone with epilepsy take soma (carisoprodol)?

Can someone with epilepsy take soma (carisoprodol)?

Get checked: It depends on what medicines you are already taking. It would be best to check with your doctor who is managing your epilepsy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

Probably -don't know: We don't know as I doubt that it has ever been studied well. It might slow down the clearance of Soma (carisoprodol). Just watch for more Soma (carisoprodol) side effects. I'm more worried about you taking acetaminophen. Discuss with your doctors about whether Tylenol is safe. Since Milk Thistle is used for liver disorders. Be aware that Milk Thistle has never been proven scientifically to work, but it is widely used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Soma (carisoprodol) overdose?

Call 911: And try not to die. In hospital, we would breathe for person until drug wore off ( and pump stomach). ...Read more

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I have COPD is it safe for me to take soma (carisoprodol)?

I have COPD is it safe for me to take soma (carisoprodol)?

Depends on severity: It depends on the COPD severity as Soma (carisoprodol) as is muscle relaxer and could cause shallow breathing in susceptible patients. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

Is it ok for me to take milk thistle with soma (carisoprodol)?

No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a highly regulated muscle relaxant whose future is in doubt. It has been shown to be addictive and dangerous when used with other meds. Milk thistle is not generally part of main stream medical therapy; its safety and efficacy is unproven. See your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a Soma (carisoprodol) while using a lidoderm patch?

Yes: Doing a multi drug check thru epocrates does not reveal any significant drug to drug interactions. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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