Soma which contains generic carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant that helps in decrease of pain sensation in the body. It is used in treating muscle spasms in low back pain in the body. The drug acts well in few days of time and relieves muscle pain. It has been reported in the clinical trials that 350mg of carisoprodol taken four times in a day is very useful in relieving acute muscle pain. But it has to be remembered that the drug is metabolized very rapidly in the body. It has also been reported that carisoprodol does not have severe adverse effects if not taken for a long period of time.
Carisoprodol is a skeletal muscle relaxant of the carbamate class and behave like a barbiturate ligand. The drug has a very short half life of only two hours and should be taken frequently to relieve acute pain.
Lower back pain can be caused by displacement or fusion of spinal discs, ligaments , tendons and nerves. The interconnection between these structures get affected and there is an acute sensation of pain. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the pain source by using drug like Soma. Carisoprodol can also be used to treat arthritis, degenerative disc disease lumber disc herniation and several other musculoskeletal disorders that produce muscle spasms.
Lower back pain is an irritable condition disturbing the sleep of a person. There is continuous and intermittent pain that disturpts the sleep-wake cycle leading to intense mental agony. Carisoprodol is a drug that is useful in inducing sleep in the suffering patient. Although, there is no perfect cure for the low back pain, but exercising regularly, taking sufficient rest, eating healthy food and walking in a pleasant environment can help to reduce the lower back pain to a considerable extent.
Carisoprodol is used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is a sensation of pain throughout the body and increase in muscle stiffness. Cognition and insomnia also decreases which may cause chronic depression. Carisoprodol is a drug which has been widely used for providing relief to people suffering from pain due to accidents. But unfortunately, there is lot of misuse of the drug due to its sedative properties.
Carisoprodol has addictive properties. Long time use of the drug can lead to drug addiction. But at the same time, it should be noted that the drug has excellent pain relieving property, making it one of the most sought after drug in the market. In the clinical trial of the drug, for the purpose of understanding its effect in treating chronic back pain, it has been established that people taking 350 mg of the drug were relieved of their pain when carisoprodol was administered with paracetamol. However, making such drug combinations can have several adverse drug interactions. Carisoprodol should not be co-ingested with the drugs of the codeine group and also benzodiazepine, alcohol and sedatives.
Soma can cause seizure in the body especially if taken in empty stomach and with other nervous system stimulating drugs.
Therefore, it is strongly suggested not to co-ingest any other drug with carisoprodol as the co-ingestion can be very fatal.
350mg Carisoprodol should only be consumed if the patient is suffering from excruciating pain in musculo-skeletal areas of the body.