What is Soma and how is it used?
Soma is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain. Soma may be used alone or with other medications.
Soma belongs to a class of drugs called Skeletal Muscle Relaxants.
It is not known if Soma is safe and effective in children younger than 16 years old. Soma is not recommended for geriatric patients.
What are the possible side effects of Soma?
Soma may cause serious side effects including:
- seizure (convulsions),
- fast heart rate,
- muscle stiffness,
- loss of coordination,
- vomiting, and
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Soma include:
- dizziness, and
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Soma. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
SOMA (carisoprodol) Tablets are available as 250 mg and 350 mg round, white tablets. Carisoprodol is a white, crystalline powder, having a mild, characteristic odor and a bitter taste. It is slightly soluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol, in chloroform, and in acetone; and its solubility is practically independent of pH. Carisoprodol is present as a racemic mixture. Chemically, carisoprodol is N-isopropyl-2-methyl-2-propyl-1,3propanediol dicarbamate and the molecular formula is C12H24N2O4, with a molecular weight of 260.33. The structural formula is:
Other ingredients in the SOMA drug product include alginic acid, magnesium stearate, potassium sorbate, starch, and tribasic calcium phosphate.