Soma

Relaxing muscles with Soma

In order to relax the tense muscles, you can use a massage, a hot bath or easy walking. A special group of drugs called muscular relaxants is intended for the same purpose. They are often used in conjunction with such treatment methods as rest, physiotherapy, and self-regulation to eliminate muscle spasms that cause pain. As specialists explain, the effect of some muscle relaxants is due to the fact that they inhibit certain reflexes in the brain and spinal cord; it is these reflexes that cause painful muscle contractions.

Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It is considered to be the best drug for relaxing muscles all over the world. Its effect is due to the blocking of nerve impulses (or pain sensations) sent to the brain. Soma is used along with rest and physiotherapy to treat wounds and other muscle damage.

Muscle relaxants are relatively harmless but they are usually prescribed only for 1-2 consecutive weeks. The reason is that they cause drowsiness and dizziness, and after the pain somewhat weakens, the need for further admission is no longer necessary. Most often doctors prescribe –°arisoprodol (Soma) as a pain relaxant because it has the least effect on the mood of the patient. It differs Soma from other drugs, which are sometimes also prescribed to relax the muscles such as Valium and other tranquilizers and sleeping pills.

Indications for use

Soma (Carisoprodol) is used to relax the striated muscle, regulating their tone, affecting the nervous system. It is prescribed for painful muscular spasms in diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Muscle relaxants of central action such as Soma relieve excessive muscle tension, reduce the severity of pain, thereby improving the motor function. The course of treatment with muscle relaxants is carried out until the painful syndrome is relieved, and it can last up to several weeks.

How to take Soma (Carisoprodol)?

The exact dosage of Soma tablets is determined by the doctors. Regardless of the amount of the dose, it must be washed down with a full glass of water. It is believed that the maximum daily dose is 1400 mg (4 tablets). The tablets of Soma should be stored in a cool dry place at room temperature. If, for certain reasons, one intake was missed, you do not need to take a double dose. Just wait for the time for another medication intake and take as much as the doctor recommended. Four hours is the ideal time interval for taking Soma (Carisoprodol) tablets.

Common side effects

Possible side effects include allergies, paralysis, tremor, loss of vision. However, in practice, such serious consequences occur in exceptional cases. Rather, there may be drowsiness, depression, or headache. Common symptoms of overdose include low blood pressure, fatigue, weakening of breathing, and even loss of consciousness. When observing one of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.

Safety information about Soma (Carisoprodol)

  • Before taking the medication, tell your doctor if you suffer from liver or kidney disease. You may need a reduced dose of the drug or a special observation during the course of treatment.
  • Do not take Soma if you have acute intermittent porphyria.
  • There is no exact data on whether the drug can cause harm to the fetus. Do not take Soma without consulting a doctor if you are pregnant.
  • There is no exact data on whether Soma can penetrate breast milk. If you are a nursing mother, do not take the medication without consulting your doctor.
  • Soma is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.