Carisoprodol is used short-term to treat muscle pain and discomfort. It is usually used along with rest, therapy, and also other treatments. It works by helping relax the muscles.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed from your doctor, usually 4x every day.
The dosage is based on your problem and response to treatment. This medication should simply be used short-term (for 25 days or less) unless directed from your doctor. Do not increase your dose or utilize this drug more regularly and longer than prescribed. Your condition won't improve any faster, as well as your probability of unwanted effects will increase.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long period or even in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (like stomach cramps, sleep disorders, headache, nausea) may occur should you suddenly stop using medicines. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your medical professional may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information, and report any withdrawal reactions straight away.
Though it may help a lot of people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk could be higher if you have an ingredient use disorder (for example overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication just as prescribed to lessen the probability of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell a medical expert should your condition persists after 2 to 21 days or if it worsens.
Dizziness, drowsiness, or headache may occur. If all of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she's judged the benefit to you is more than the probability of unwanted effects. Many people using this medication will not have serious negative effects.
Tell your medical professional right away in the event you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: confusion.
A serious allergic reaction to the drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay if you notice any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible unwanted effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your physician for medical health advice about negative effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about unwanted side effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking carisoprodol, tell your medical professional or pharmacist should you are allergic with it; in order to meprobamate, tybamate, or mebutamate; or in case you have some other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions and other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your physician or pharmacist your history, especially of: a particular blood disorder (acute intermittent porphyria), kidney disease, liver disease, seizure, personal or genealogy and family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
This drug will make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything whatsoever that really needs alertness and soon you can perform it safely. Avoid alcohol based drinks. Talk to your medical professional if you are using marijuana.
Before having surgery, tell your medical professional or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults might be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, or confusion. These side effects can boost the chance of falling.
This drugs are not advised for use during the first a couple of months of childbearing. It may harm an baby. During the last six months of being pregnant, prescription drugs ought to be used not until clearly needed. Discuss the hazards and benefits with your doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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