Soma is a muscle relaxant that is used to to treat pain that is caused by muscle spasms.
This medication uses Codeine to relax the muscles by blocking the pain messages that are sent by the brain. Codeine is a narcotic analgesic pain reliever. It changes the way in which your body senses pain. For this reason, it is used in combination with rest and physical therapy whenever a person has either had an injury or a muscular condition. Of course, this medication can be prescribed for other uses as well.
How to benefit from taking Soma
Soma comes as a table for oral administration. This medicine is supposed to be taken three times a day and at bedtime, although your doctor may recommend following a different routine. If you are allergic to carisoprodol or meprobamate, do not take this drug, as the same reaction is likely to happen again, and you will have to seek emergency medical help. This medication causes drowsiness in some people, and drinking alcohol can add to the drowsiness, making it impossible for you to perform certain tasks. It's recommended to avoid getting engaged into any activities that require you to be alert and concentrated, as Soma can impair he reactions you need to respond to some situation. Do not take part in any hazardous activities where you need as much concentration as possible, as this way you may be putting the lives of other people at risk, not to mention your own. You can carry on with the regular activities if you have taken Soma several times and it did not cause any weird side effects. Make sure you avoid drinking alcohol soon after you have taken Soma or before it, as this can make you experience unpleasant effects that could be avoided. You can take Soma with some food or milk, as otherwise it will cause a stomach upset.
You should take this medication either with food or directly after you eat. This will keep your stomach from becoming upset. Otherwise, this medication should be taken as directed. Make sure that you take it as often and for as long as prescribed. It is also important to make sure that you rest as prescribed as well since this medication can make you temporarily feel a lot better. As for renewal, make sure that you follow your doctor's orders.
As with any medication, Soma does have some side effects. It can cause stomach problems, heartburn, dizziness and drowsiness. If these symptoms persist or grow worse, then you should contact your doctor. You should contact your doctor immediately if you have persistent abdomen pain or a rapid heartbeat. In the unlikely even that you have an allergic reaction to this medication, you should seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives, itching and trouble breathing. If you happen to notice other symptoms that are not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Things to be discussed with your doctor
Talking to your doctor is very important before starting the treatment, as this is the best way to decide how safe taking Soma is going to be for you and how much you can benefit from this treatment. You will be examined by your doctor thoroughly to make sure there are no particular medical condition that may prevent you from taking Soma safely. Make sure you mention the fact of ever being diagnosed with any health condition that may potentially affect the quality of your treatment once you start taking Soma. Your family medial history may also be of importance – so make sure you can tell your doctor about it as well to provide for maximum efficiency of your treatment. Also tell your health care provider if you have ever been allergic to Soma's active ingredient or an of the inactive ingredients, as in that case you will be unable to use this medication at all. To see the full list of ingredients you can always read the label of the medication you are taking, or ask your pharmacist. You can also have certain tests done to establish the safety of Soma for your case – all that is necessary to provide for your safety and maximum effectiveness of the treatment.
Interaction of Soma with other drugs
In case you are currently taking any medications, make sure you report this fact to your health care provider. Taking some other drugs besides Soma can cause interference and make you feel worse than you could. The following drugs are supposed to be discussed with your doctor to make sure they can be safely combined with Soma: tranquilizers, medications for allergies, cough and cold remedies, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, and vitamins, as well as any supplements and products of the kind. Even if you are taking some herbal products, it's important to let your doctor know about it, as some herbal supplements can affect the way your body responds to the treatment etc. Do not start taking any new drugs without previously discussing your treatment with Soma with another doctor that intends to prescribe you some other drug.
In case of taking too much of Soma
If you think you may have taken too much of Soma and experience any symptoms that seem particularly bothersome – make sure you report them to your local emergency center as soon as possible. Although an overdose of Soma is not expected to cause serious side effects, you will need to make sure you are examined by a qualified professional because taking too much of Soma can cause a number of unpleasant side effects.