Carisoprodol is a substance of muscle relaxants, such as Trilax, Mioflex, Tandrilax and Torsilax. The medicine should be taken orally and indicated in cases of twisting and muscle contractions. It works as sedation in the muscles, so that the pain and inflammation may decrease.The use of carisoprodol should be recommended by the physician and contraindicated for pregnant women.
The value varies according to the drug that carisoprodol makes up. In the case of Trilax, for example, the box of 30mg with 20 tablets or 30mg with 12 tablets can vary between R $ 14 and R $ 30.00.
What Is it For
Carisoprodol is mainly used as a muscle relaxant, and may also be indicated:
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle contractures;
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
Carisoprodol takes effect in about 30 minutes and lasts up to 6 hours. It is recommended that 1 tablet of carisoprodol should be given every 12 hours or according to medical advice.
Side Effects Of Carisoprodol
The use of carisoprodol may cause some side effects, the main being the drop in pressure when changing position, drowsiness, dizziness, vision changes, tachycardia and muscle weakness.
Carisoprodol should not be used by people with impaired hepatic or renal function, depression, peptic ulcers, and asthma. In addition, its use is not indicated for pregnant or lactating women, because this substance is able to cross the placenta and may pass into breast milk.
How should I take Carisoprodol (Soma, Vanadom)?
This medicine should only be used for a short time; up to 2 or 3 weeks unless your doctor tells you otherwise.Carisoprodol can be addictive. Never share carisoprodol with another person, especially with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medicine in a place where others cannot reach it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.Improper use of the addictive medicine can cause addiction, overdose or death.Do not stop using carisoprodol suddenly after prolonged use or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.Carisoprodol is only a part of a complete treatment program which may also include rest, physical therapy or other pain reduction measures. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
What other drugs will affect carisoprodol (Soma, Vanadom)?
Taking carisoprodol with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, a pain medication, a prescribed cough medicine, a muscle relaxant or a medicine for anxiety, depression or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all current medications and those you start or stop using, in particular:
- fluoxetine or fluvoxamine;
- St. John’s Wort;
- antifungal medicine –ketoconazole, voriconazole;
- a sedative –diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Valium, Xanax and others;
- seizure medicine – carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine; or
- Stomach acid reducers – impressprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole, Nexium, Prilosec.