Soma or Pain o soma is the same medicine rather similar pain reliever that is being offered at different names to the users. No wonders the medicine works excellent and delivers the expected result within the prescribed time to the user. Soon after taking the medicine, the active ingredients, carisoprodol, gets liberated into the body. It then changes the path by which pain signal reaches to the brain via spinal cord and nerves. Thus, the user does not feel the sensation of pain and the body feel relaxed.  This powerful and effective oral muscle relaxant got FDA approval in April 1959.


How and when to take Soma?

Soma is an important muscle relaxant that is very much in demand due to its perfect result. This medicine is available in various strengths such as 250 mg, 350 mg and 500 mg. Take the medicine with full glass of water thrice in a day. Use medicine up to three weeks and nit beyond that. In case, you want to stop the intake of the drug, reduce the dose first and then stop. If you stop taking the medicine suddenly you might get withdrawal symptoms. Some of the withdrawal symptoms are trouble in sleeping, headache, nausea, stomach cramps, etc.


Is there any side effect of Soma?

Some of you might get side effects such as dizziness, nervousness, irritation, agitation, headache, depression, faintness, irregular heartbeat, allergic reactions, etc.


Storage condition of Soma:

  • Soma should be stored at a room temperature that ranges from 15-30 degree centigrade.
  • Protect the medicine from heat, light and moisture.


What should I do in case I have missed the dose or if I have taken overdose of the medicine?

Sometimes it happens with most of us that we are so many in our daily work that we even forget to take medicine. Sometimes we take medicine twice and might suffer due to its overdose. Some of the symptoms of overdose of Soma are blurred vision, seizure, hallucination, etc.

In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember about it. If it is time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the regular dose scheduled. Do not take two doses at the same time.


Precautions to be taken when using Soma:


  • Do not take Soma in case you are allergic to carisoprodol
  • Share all your medical history with doctor before you use the medicine
  • Pregnant and nursing mother should consult to the doctor before using Soma
  • Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages before and after taking Soma
  • Do not take grape fruit or grape juice when you have taken Soma