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Is carisoprodol a narcotic?

Soma (generic name carisoprodol) is a narcotic muscle relaxer more cautiously prescribed than other muscle relaxers, especially if a patient is taking narcotic pain medication. Cautions: Soma is metabolized by the liver and excreted by the kidney, thus caution should be taken if patient has compromised kidney or liver functioning.

What drug class is carisoprodol? Carisoprodol belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. It’s thought that carisoprodol works by preventing your nervous system from sending pain signals to your brain.

Is carisoprodol any good? Carisoprodol is generally considered safe at low doses, but at higher doses or when mixed with other drugs, it can be dangerous and addictive. Carisoprodol is often abused with other drugs because the muscle relaxant acts as an enhancer for other drugs such as opioids, additional sedatives or alcohol,…

What is naproxeno carisoprodol perscribe for? Carisoprodol (Soma) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of relief of short-term acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions in adults. Side effects may include irritability, insomnia, depression, headache, dizziness, and nervousness.

What does the medication carisoprodol contain? It is available as a two-layered, white and yellow, oval-shaped tablet for oral administration. Each tablet contains carisoprodol , USP 200 mg, aspirin 325 mg, and codeine phosphate, USP 16 mg. Chemically, carisoprodol is N-isopropyl-2- methyl-2-propyl-1,3-propanediol dicarbamate.

Precautions

Precautions

  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency.
  • Check with doctor if you are breast feeding
  • May be habit forming
  • Tell doctor your complete medical history
  • Call doctor if you are not better in 3 weeks.

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Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?What does carisoprodol treat? Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain. Carisoprodol is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

Is carisoprodol an opiate? Carisoprodol is not an opioid or opioid like drug. It IS a controlled substance and has potential for abuse however. It is classed as a muscle relaxant. It isnt an analgesic although it can help with pain due to muscle spasms by relaxing the muscles.

Is Soma a narcotic carisoprodol? No Soma is not a narcotic. The active ingredient is called carisoprodol. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer. It is not tested for in standard urine drug tests.

Is Soma still prescribed? Soma is an old muscle relaxant. It is not an analgesic and it is a favorite among drug abusers because it can produce a powerful euphoria when mainlined; similar to heroine. And, because newer muscle relaxants have fewer side effects, Soma is rarely prescribed today.