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When and How to Take Soma

Some general considerations for when and how to take Soma include the following:
 
  • Soma comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three times daily and at bedtime.
     
  • You can take the medication with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • In general, it should only be used for a maximum of two to three weeks at a time.
     
  • The muscle relaxant can cause significant drowsiness, so your healthcare provider may recommend that you take it only at night (especially if you need to be alert during the day).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to dose Soma, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Soma Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Soma

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
(Click Soma Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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