Carisoprodol ‘Pain-O-Soma’ 500 mg is a treatment most commonly used for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. The drug's effects begin within thirty minutes and can last for anywhere up to six hours. The best method to apply this medicine is by swallowing the tablets whole and washing them down with water. Do not bite or chew the tablet.
Duration & Dosage
2 -3 weeks is the most common period of usage time for Carisoprodol ‘Pain-O-Soma’ 500 mg. These short periods are due to a lack of evidence in effectiveness to warrant long term use. Furthermore, because acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions are generally of short duration. Carisoprodol ‘Pain-O-Soma’ 500 mg works on the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain relief and the movement of muscles. The dosage of Carisoprodol is for a doctor or GP to decide. Though 3 times a day and also at bedtime is common practice. Consult a doctor or your GP for appropriate dosage amounts.
Carisoprodol ‘Pain-O-Soma’ 500 mg is contraindicated in patients with a history of acute intermittent porphyria or a hypersensitive reaction to meprobamate. It has sedative properties that may impair a person's abilities required for tasks such as driving or operating machinery.
Carisoprodol 500mg is a muscle relaxant. It is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles. It can also relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. This medicine provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
Note: Carisoprodol may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration. At least until you know how it affects you, and how long the effects take to wear off before it is safe for you to drive.
Do not consume alcohol when taking Carisoprodol as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding before you consider taking this medicine.
Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without checking with your doctor. Consult a doctor or your GP even if you suddenly feel better or been taking for a long time.