Soma Medication Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe Soma® (carisoprodol) to temporarily treat muscle spasms in adults and adolescents as young as 16 years old. However, because Soma is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on Soma before starting the medication.
For example, you may not be able to take Soma if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, epilepsy, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, you may not be able to safely use Soma if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, Soma can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches. Soma comes in tablet form, and is typically taken three times a day and at bedtime.
(Click Soma for other important information on this drug. This article discusses how Soma works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)