No. No, Soma (carisoprodol) is not a benzodiazepine.
No. Soma (carisoprodol) is not a benzodiazepine, it is a muscle relaxant and sedative.
Carisoprodol. Although it is considered only a muscle relaxer, it gets metabolized to a true barbiturate like sedative in the body. High doses need to be carefully weaned. It is addictive.
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.
The doctor just prescribed me the medicine called Soma compound (carisoprodol and aspirin). What are the side effects?
Dizziness.... ..Drowsiness, and headache are the ones most commonly reported.
Completely different. Although both are known as muscle relaxants, Zanaflex (tizanidine) is really a muscle relaxant. It works by decreaseing spinal cord reflexes. Soma is actually more of a sedative even though it is prescribed as a muscle relaxant. They are different chemically and completely different in how they work.
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).
Yes. No iteration see previous answer in detail.
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.
No firm answer. But since it is a sedative, it is a risk if you take more than 1-2.
Unrelated. Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative hypnotic (sleeping pill) soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.