What is Soma Compound with Codeine?Soma Compound with codeine is a combination medicine used to relieve the symptoms associated with acute (sudden), painful musculoskeletal conditions. Soma Compound with codeine contains three medicines: aspirin (a pain reliever), carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant), and codeine phosphate (a narcotic painkiller).
What is the most important information I should know about Soma Compound with Codeine?Soma Compound with codeine 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 with codeine 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 with codeine. Abruptly stopping this medication can cause restlessness, irritation, anxiety, tearing, runny nose, sweating, chills, dilation of your pupils, inability to fall or stay asleep, diarrhea, rapid breathing, a rapid heartbeat, or high blood pressure.
Soma Compound with codeine can also cause tolerance, which is the need for increasing doses to maintain a desired effect in the absence of other factors, such as worsening of a disease.
Soma Compound with codeine 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 with codeine, 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 with codeine can cause allergic reactions. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing, swelling of your face or throat, or rash.
Soma Compound with codeine can also cause constipation or can reduce secretions from your pancreas or biliary duct. Take this medication with caution if you have pancreatic or biliary duct disease.
Who should not take Soma Compound with Codeine?Do not take Soma Compound with codeine if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar medicines (such as meprobamate). Also, do not take Soma Compound with codeine 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 with Codeine?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Soma Compound with codeine. 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, pancreatic or biliary duct disease, 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 with Codeine?Take Soma Compound with codeine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Soma Compound with Codeine?Do not take Soma Compound with codeine for a longer period than prescribed by your doctor.
Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Soma Compound with codeine affects you.
Do not drink alcohol, or take other medications that can cause drowsiness, or other aspirin-containing products while you are taking this medication.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Soma Compound with Codeine?If Soma Compound with codeine 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 codeine 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 antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine); certain painkillers; corticosteroids; fluvoxamine; haloperidol; meprobamate; methotrexate; omeprazole; probenecid; rifampin; St. John's Wort; sleeping pills; sulfinpyrazone; or triazolam.
What are the possible side effects of Soma Compound with Codeine?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, constipation, constriction of your pupils, 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 with Codeine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Soma Compound with codeine during pregnancy are unknown. Soma Compound with codeine 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 with Codeine?If you miss a dose of Soma Compound with codeine, 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 with Codeine?Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture and light.