When thinking of what to take when there is pain and discomfort from previous injuries? Look no further. Soma is a prescription medication used for treating pain and discomfort from injuries in the muscles. When sprains, sprains, and spasms occur, Soma helps. This medication is usually used together with physical therapy, rest, and other treatments (like anti-inflammatory medications), and not to be taken by itself. Also known as Carisoprodol, this medication is called a centrally acting muscle relaxant, and works on the body’s nerves to relieve pain around the muscle area. This medication may also relieve pain by relaxing or calming one’s nervous system.
Take Soma as directed by your physician. This is to be taken orally with or without food, around four times a day or as prescribed by your physician. Similar to any other medications, the dosage for Soma is based on one’s current medical condition and his/her response to treatment. Physicians only direct a patient in taking this medication for their current injury, and saving this drug for future use is a strict NO. Always follow your doctor’s directions on when to reduce the dose, taking it less often, or to fully stop the medication. Though this might occur in very rare instances, this medication can result in abnormal drug-seeking behavior, meaning that it can be habit forming or addictive. Never increase the prescribed dose, and do not take it frequently or use for a longer time than needed. By following the physicians’ advice on when to stop the medication, this will help in lessening the chances of becoming addicted.
When using Soma, certain side effects can occur, but on rare cases only. This includes dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, unusual fast heartbeat, low blood pressure, and face flushing. If in case any of these effects become serious or if it persists call your physician immediately. Note that this medication has been prescribed by your physician only because he or she has judged that Soma may benefit you more than the risk of side effects. Patients who are using this medication do not have any serious side effects, so asking your physician more about this medication can truly help.
There are times when Soma may cause a rare but often serious reaction that usually happens within minutes or hours during your first dose. If an idiosyncratic reaction occurs, seek immediate medical attention. Stop taking Soma when you experience extreme weakness, shaky or unsteady movements, inability to move either arms of feet, joint pain, vision changes, widened pupils, mood/mental changes such as agitation, restlessness, confusion, or unexplained mood swings. Serious allergic reaction when taking Soma includes rashes, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. In case this happens, ask for medical help. All side effects stated here may not be complete, so if anything questionable happens during the use of Soma, contact your physician immediately.
Taking Soma can be easy, only if one takes this medication seriously and use it properly. Addiction can be possible if you take Soma more than prescribed by your physician. Be reminded also of its side effects, and try to weigh in what Soma can do for you, against the risk that it might bring.