Soma Compound

Generic Name: Carisoprodol

  • What is Soma Compound?

    Soma Compound is a combination medicine used to relieve the symptoms associated with acute (sudden), painful musculoskeletal conditions. Soma Compound contains two medicines: aspirin (a pain reliever) and carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Soma Compound?

    Soma Compound can cause drowsiness, dizziness, or can affect your mental or physical abilities, especially if you take this medicine with alcohol or other medications that can cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

    Soma Compound should be used for short-term use. This medicine can be habit-forming when taken in higher than recommended doses over long periods of time. Do not abruptly stop taking Soma Compound.

    Soma Compound can cause stomach or intestinal problems, including stomach bleeding, a hole in your stomach or intestines, obstruction, or stomach ulcers. If you drink alcohol while you are taking Soma Compound, you can have an increased risk of stomach bleeding. Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms of ulcers, including nighttime stomach discomfort, vomiting, or weight loss.

    Soma Compound can cause allergic reactions. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing, swelling of your face or throat, or rash.

  • Who should not take Soma Compound?

    Do not take Soma Compound if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar medicines (such as meprobamate). Also, do not take Soma Compound if you have a serious stomach or intestinal complication (such as bleeding, a hole in your stomach or intestines, or obstruction), if you have sudden porphyria (a blood disorder that interferes with how your body produces heme, which is the oxygen-carrying component of your red blood cells), or if you have asthma associated with aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Soma Compound?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Soma Compound. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver problems, seizures, a serious stomach or intestinal complication, porphyria, asthma, or a history of drug dependence, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and adolescents ≥16 years: The recommended dose is 1-2 tablets, 4 times a day.

  • How should I take Soma Compound?

    Take Soma Compound exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Soma Compound?

    Do not take Soma Compound for a longer period than prescribed by your doctor.

    Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Soma Compound affects you.

    Do not drink alcohol, or take other medications that can cause drowsiness, or other aspirin-containing products while you are taking Soma Compound.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Soma Compound?

    If Soma Compound is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Soma Compound with the following: alcohol; ammonium chloride; antacids; antidiabetic medications in a class called sulfonylureas (such as glyburide); benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam); blood pressure/heart medications known as beta-blockers (such as metoprolol), angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (such as lisinopril), angiotensin receptor blockers (such as losartan), or diuretics (water pills); blood thinners (such as clopidogrel, heparin, or warfarin); certain antidepressants; certain painkillers; corticosteroids; fluvoxamine; haloperidol; meprobamate; methotrexate; omeprazole; probenecid; rifampin; St. John's wort; sulfinpyrazone; or triazolam.

  • What are the possible side effects of Soma Compound?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, agitation, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, facial flushing, fainting, headache, inability to fall or stay asleep, irritability, lack of coordination, lightheadedness upon standing up, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, nausea, rapid heartbeat, seizures, stomach upset, tremors, vomiting

  • Can I receive Soma Compound if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Soma Compound during pregnancy are unknown. Soma Compound can be found in your breast milk and can harm your baby if you take it while you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Soma Compound?

    If you miss a dose of Soma Compound, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Soma Compound?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture.