Soma Medication Information
If you experience muscle spasms due to an injury or other muscle problem, you may benefit from Soma® (carisoprodol). This prescription medicine is approved for use in adults and adolescents as young as 16 years old, and should not be used for more than two to three weeks at a time. Although most people tolerate Soma well, it is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, make sure to read the drug information on Soma before starting treatment with this medicine.
For example, it is important to know that Soma can cause several side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches. Although Soma is not classified as a controlled substance, it does have the potential for abuse and may not be the best choice for people with a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, typically three times a day and at bedtime. There are only two strengths of Soma available, 250 mg and 350 mg tablets.
(Click Soma for more details on this drug, including how Soma works and an in-depth discussion of its effects, potential side effects, and general precautions.)