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I took 2 zanaflex (tizanidine) last night I ran out of somas am I going to fail my urine test tomorrow?

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

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tizanidine (Definition)

Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine ...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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Whats the diff between Zanaflex (tizanidine) & soma, and which one tends to work better for torticollis & spasms?

Whats the diff between Zanaflex (tizanidine) & soma, and which one tends to work better for torticollis & spasms?

Muscle relaxers : Both medications are muscle relaxers. They should both work somewhat for torticollis but have different side effects that shod be discussed with a physician to determine the best choice for a particular person. Other treatments such as botulinum toxin injections should be considered for torticollis as they can be very effective. ...Read more

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Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Prescribed zanaflex (tizanidine) for spasm. Haven't slept well all week. Doc said would knock me out. Wide awake. I have pbc of liver. I thought soma pref?

Soma (carisoprodol) not preferred: Soma is not a good medication, there are terrible problems with addiction to that drug. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is another alternative for spasm. Also make sure you are well hydrated and add a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Stretching, warm soaks and daily exercise can also help prevent spasms. ...Read more

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Is Soma or Zanaflex (tizanidine) more effective than flexeril? For torticollus and back pain. I've had all kinds of labs and scans, im merely curious

Is Soma or Zanaflex (tizanidine) more effective than flexeril? For torticollus and back pain. I've had all kinds of labs and scans, im merely curious

Best medication: The best one is the one that works best (for you). I think Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a great muscle relaxer. Some is essentially a tranquilizer....So i would avoid it. If Flexeril is not helping then by all means try a different medication. ...Read more

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What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

What muscle relaxant would you prescribe for chronic neck & back pain? Soma, zanaflex, (tizanidine) flexeril?

See below: I avoid Soma as it is essentially a tranquilizer, not a muscle relaxer. Both Zanaflex and Flexeril are good medications. There best one is the one that works best for you. Other options (less sedating) are Baclofen and skelaxin (metaxalone). ...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

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Are skelaxin (metaxalone) and Soma similar?

Similar: Both medications are considered muscle relaxants. Skelaxin(metaxalone) and soma( carisprodol) are used for acute pain and muscle spasm. Sometimes people will use the medication more chronically. However, Soma (carisoprodol) does have the potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Could i take codeine and soma (carisoprodol)?

Codeine and soma (carisoprodol): Simply put you could. However it is never a good idea to use Soma (carisoprodol) long term. It has little effect on muscles and gets converted to Meprobamate that has strong addiction properties. ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe Soma (carisoprodol)?

No: Here onsite, we do not provide narcotics or psychoactive medications. Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to Miltown, a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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Will Soma (carisoprodol) show up on a drug test?

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

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Should I take toprol (metoprolol) and Soma together?

Should I take toprol (metoprolol) and Soma together?

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

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Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

Can Soma (carisoprodol) show up in a 6 panel drug test?

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

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Can i take soma (carisoprodol) with magnesium and/or b-12?

May take together: Yes, all three of these may be taken together. Drug interaction check using professional resources confirm no known interaction between any of them. ...Read more

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Is the medication Soma (carisoprodol) good for back aches?

Is the medication Soma (carisoprodol) good for back aches?

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

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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?

CNS depression: Combining Soma (carisoprodol) with Buprenorphine may enhance the central nervous system depressive effects of buprenorphine. You should either avoid other CNS depressants altogether or reduce the dosage/frequency of Soma (carisoprodol) in combination with suboxone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Ambien (zolpidem) more powerful than soma?

Can you tell me is Ambien (zolpidem) more powerful than soma?

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

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