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Is Soma (carisoprodol) a painkiller, or will it just help me sleep through the night?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer and not a pain medicine.
It has some sedative property which may help with sleep in short term. It is typically not a good choice for chronic situations and may cause unnecessary dependence problems.

In brief: No

Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer and not a pain medicine.
It has some sedative property which may help with sleep in short term. It is typically not a good choice for chronic situations and may cause unnecessary dependence problems.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Dr. Karl Haake
Soma should never be used for chronic pain situations. Patients routinely develop a tolerance to it. A recent federal report noted that visits to the ER due to misuse or abuse of Soma have doubled.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep

Many seem to overuse this drug, which can be very addicting. Talk to your doctor about alternatives.

In brief: Sleep

Many seem to overuse this drug, which can be very addicting. Talk to your doctor about alternatives.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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