Soma is made of Carisoprodol as the major working ingredient. This medication is a skeletal muscle relaxant, which helps to relax painful skeletal muscles in adult patients. Various conditions relieved by using Soma are a muscle spasm, back pain, strain, sprain, or pain due to any injury.
Mechanism of action of Soma-
Generic Carisoprodol present in brand Soma blocks the transmission of pain to the brain. Meprobamate is the active metabolite of Carisoprodol, which after release possess anxiolytic and sedative properties. Hence, Soma indirectly inhibits the pain sensations with nerve transmission blockage of pain.
Dosing regimen of Soma-
Soma 500mg adult patient's dose is advised to be taken for two times in a day orally with water and with or without the food. The duration of treatment is generally for two-three weeks. Geriatric patients can have the dose half of the adult patients. The maximum dose of Soma for an adult patient in a day should not be taken for more than 1400mg.
Adverse effects of Soma-
- Stomach upset
- Hazy vision
- Allergic reactions
Contraindications for the use of Soma-
- Soma is contradictory to be taken in case of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Soma should not be given to children and geriatric people of above than 65years of age.
- Soma is conflicting to be taken in case of any medical condition of liver, heart, kidney, blood pressure, bleeding disorder, or oversensitivity.
- If a patient has ever had an incidence of suicidal thoughts or drug or alcohol abuse, then he/she should not take Soma medication.
Precautions that should be taken while using Soma-
- Soma treatment requires supervision for any change in behavior, moods, or thoughts of the patient.
- Dosing alteration by yourself is not suggested else, it can lead to either overdose or withdrawal symptoms.
- You should not take alcohol beverages with Soma medicine else, the dizziness and other side effects would aggravate.
- Consumption of Soma with any other medication is not advised unless you are suggested to take because of the risk of drug interaction.