Use Soma Pill - An effective muscle relaxer and an instant pain-reliever

This blog will tell you about some facts on an effective acute pain reliever Soma Pill, how it works, how to take this drug and its adverse drug reactions.

Let’s discuss it one by one.

Facts related to Soma Pill

    Soma pill is an acute pain reliever for skeletal or muscle pain or injuries.
    Its generic name is Carisoprodol that belongs to a class of muscle relaxants called carbamates.
    Carisoprodol is a prescription drug that has been on the market since 1959.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Soma in the year 2007.
    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has declared this drug as a federally controlled substance in the United States under the Schedule IV of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) due to increase in its abuse.
    People with porphyria, kidney or liver disease, a history of seizures, drug addiction problem should not use this medication.

Soma working mechanism

The exact mechanism of action of Soma is not yet known. But, as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxer, it works on a person’s central nervous system to give relief from pain. It blocks the pain sensations between the nerves in the spinal cord and the brain, thus, changing the overall view or perception of a person regarding the pain. This drug, for a better and effective pain relief, should be used along with proper rest and physical therapy.

Soma dosing instructions

A proper medical check-up should be done before you take this medication. Only a doctor can provide you the correct dosage depending on your health condition and your body’s response to the treatment.

    This pill can be taken orally with food or without food.
    Avoid chewing, breaking, or splitting this pill in half. Also, do not inject or inhale this drug. Take the pill as a whole.
    Usually, this drug is taken 4 times a day (this includes once before bedtime).
    Normally, it is prescribed for a maximum period of 2-3 weeks.
    The usual adult dose is 250-350 mg unless your doctor prescribes otherwise.
    Taking this pill with alcohol or mixing it with alcohol or any other drugs might result in some severe effects on your body. Never consume it with such substances.

Pregnant women must consult a doctor before taking this medication. The effect of this drug on an unborn baby is not yet known. Breastfeeding women must avoid this pill and ask their doctor for a safer alternative as Carisoprodol can prove to be harmful to their baby’s life. This drug can pass through breastmilk and develop symptoms of withdrawal in a nursing baby. Children/teenagers under the age of 17 years should not take this drug.

Soma drug reactions

Adverse drug reactions or possible side-effects of this drug vary from person to person. The following list may not contain all the possible side-effects of this drug. Do consult a doctor if you experience any side-effects no matter if it is mentioned in the list or not.

Some of the commonly reported side-effects by users of this drug are as follows:
    Upset stomach
    Blurred vision

Some of the serious side-effects of this drug are:
    Paralysis or loss of feeling
    Lack of coordination or extreme weakness
    Fast/irregular heartbeat
    Seizures (convulsion)
    Vision problems etc.


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