Carisoprodol is a skeletal muscle relaxant, it acts on the central nervous
system (CNS) by blocking electrical communication among nerves in the
brain and spinal cord. Carisoprodol is used to relax muscles and relieve the
stiffness and pain caused by muscle injuries, strains and muscle spasms.
Carisoprodol decreases the impulses from the brain and spinal cord to the
muscles and is believed not to have a direct effect on skeletal muscle.
Common brand names include: Soma, Carisoma, ProSoma. It is also sold in combination
with other drugs: Soma Compound or Somadril (Carisoprodol/ Aspirin). Soma Compound w/ Codeine (Carisoprodol, Aspirin and Codeine Phosphate). Mio Citalgan (carisoprodol and acetaminophen).
Ordering options for Carisoprodol, including Soma and Somadril are below.
No prescription is needed, but some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire to
enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is a free consultation).
Other pharmacies do not require a consultation (no consultation needed)*
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Precautions: Inform your doctor about any of the following:
If you are allergic to carisoprodol, meprobamate (Equanil, Meprospan, Miltown, Neuramate)
or any other drugs. (certain prescription and non prescription medications may interact with
carisoprodol, especially medications for allergies, coughs or colds; muscle relaxants, sedatives,
sleeping pills, tranquilizers and vitamins). If you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease :
Do not take this drug before consulting your doctor.
Carisoprodol Side Effects
Carisoprodol may sometimes cause side effects, such as:
drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness
headache, fast heart rate
upset stomach and / or vomiting
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
fever or weakness
burning in the eyes