Soma Interactions

Soma Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Soma is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Combining alcohol with Soma can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking Soma.
 
Armodafinil (Nuvigil)
The liver metabolizes Soma into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Armodafinil inhibits this process, increasing the level of Soma and decreasing the level of meprobamate in the blood. It is not known how this interaction might change the effectiveness or side effects of Soma.
 
Barbiturates
Taking a barbiturate with Soma can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Soma with a barbiturate.
 
Benzodiazepines
Combining Soma with a benzodiazepine can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Soma with a benzodiazepine.
 
Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol)
The liver metabolizes Soma into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Carbamazepine increases this process, decreasing the level of Soma and increasing the level of meprobamate in the blood. It is not known how this interaction might change the effectiveness or side effects of Soma.
 
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
The liver metabolizes Soma into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Some antibiotics affect this process (either increasing or decreasing it, depending on the particular antibiotic). It is not known how these interactions might change the effectiveness or side effects of Soma.
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