What is Soma and its uses?

Soma (Carisoprodol) is generally used for relieving pain, stiffness in muskuloskeletal disorders by depressing the Central Nervous System’s interneuronal activity in descending reticular formation and spinal cord, producing sedation. Drug should not be confused with Soma/Soma compounds.

Take Soma by mouth with or without food, 4 times a day or as prescribed by the physician as the dosage will be based on the patient condition. Stop medication as directed to lessen the chances of drug dependence or drug tolerance. Consult the doctor if symptoms persist or continue to worsen.

Common side effects and adverse reactions of taking Soma are the following:

– Central nervous system
Dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache, tremor, insomnia, depression

– EENT
Diplopia, temporary loss of vision

– HEMA
Eosinophilia

– Respiratory system
Asthmatic attacks

– Cardiovascular sytem
Postural hypotension, Tachycardia

– Gastrointestinal system
Nausea, hiccups, epigastric discomfort

– Integumentary system
Rash, flushing, fever

– Systemic
Angioedema, anaphylaxis

Extreme precaution to patients with renal disease, hepatic disease, pregnancy, elderly and addictive personality. Check also for allergic reactions. Assist patient in ambulating, and inform to avoid CNS depressants intake.

Evaluate if response to pain has decreased to evaluate drug effectivity.

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