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What OTC med is like soma (carisoprodol)?

What OTC med is like soma (carisoprodol)?

None: Soma (carisoprodol) is a rx medication used for acute painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults (and as a muscle relaxant) but can be addictive in many patients. Discuss with your dr about other alternatives for treating you. Otc nsaids may help your pain until you can make an appt. Best wishes.

Dr. George Rust
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I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

None: I would not recommend any further medication, since the chance for adverse drug interactions is high. You are are already taking several medications that act on the serotonin system and may result in adverse interaction.

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I was having a bad day and took 8 10/325 norcos&a few somas at once and took some earlier. I don't feel in danger. Am I ok?

See a physician!: It does sound like you are in danger. You have taken a lot of medication that can sedate you. Seek help immediately!

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How can you acquire Soma (carisoprodol)?

Prescription only: Soma (carisoprodol) is used as a muscle relaxant and I cannot recommend it due to its metabolism to Miltown, a long discontinued drug of abuse. Consider an alternative.

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How much time do Soma (carisoprodol) stay in system?

12 hours: The half-life of Soma (carisoprodol) is approximately 2 hours. That's means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 2 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system.2*6/24= 0.5 days.

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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.

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How did I test positive for Soma (carisoprodol) when I don't take them?

Cross reactive: Soma (carisoprodol) metabolizes to a historical abuse chemical called Miltown, which is no longer on market, but may be picked up on drug screens.

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If I was to take 6 somas (carisoprodol) how long will it stay in my urine?

To ER: Do not take any medication without doctor recommending. Go to ER to talk to doctor, please and have someone drive you there.

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If I was to take six somas (carisoprodol) how long will it stay in my urine?

Somas (carisoprodol): If you were to take 6 Somas (carisoprodol) at one time - it does not matter what's in the urine - you may never wake up.

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I have generic Soma, (carisoprodol) it has 2410 with a V under it on the tablet. How do I know the strength of it if I cannot find the original bottle?

Soma (carisoprodol): Most likely a challenge due to the fact it is generic. Best bet is to contact the pharmacy where the prescription was obtained from.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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