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  Carisoprodol
Drug uses
Carisoprodol is a prescription medication used to relieve stiffness and pain caused by spasms in the muscles, different injuries including strains and sprains. It produces its effects in the CNS. Carisoprodol is occasionally used in combination with physiotherapy and rest in order to let the muscles relax and recover from any injury. Sometimes it’s used for other purposes, but you should consult with your doctor before taking it on any occasion.
How taken
Carisoprodol is produced in tablets taken orally. The dose varies from person to person.
To avoid upset stomach the medicine may be taken with some food. If it’s difficult to swallow it, the tablets may be crushed and mixed with either food or a drink.
Average doses:
Kids under 5 determined by the doctor
Kids 5-12 y.o. 6.25 mg per each kilogram of body weight 4 times a day
Adults and teens 350 mg 4 times a day
Precautions
1 Strictly follow the doctor’s instructions.
2 Tell your doctor about any specific medical conditions you have before using the medicine:
Epilepsy
Any allergies (including the ones to Tybamate, Carbromal, Meprobamate, Mebutamate, Carisoprodol)
Drug addiction
Kidney problems
Pregnancy
Liver, kidney problems
Lactation period
Porphyria
3 Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications besides this one in particular the following:
CNS depressants (including alcohol)
Tricylic antidepressants
Vitamins
Relaxants
Tranquilizers
4 If you are on Carisoprodol for a long time, visit your doctor regularly to let him control the improvements.
5 Carisoprodol may cause confusion and drowsiness. To feel better move slowly when standing up and sitting down.
6 Find out how you own body reacts to this medicine before you do something that may be life-threatening.
7 Avoid drinking alcohol beverages and other depressants when using Carisoprodol.
8 The doctor should know if you’re pregnant or would like to have a baby soon as the risks must be weighed before you star using this drug.
9 Carisoprodol gets into breast milk that’s why mothers are not to take this medicine during lactation period as it may make the baby feel drowsy and upset its stomach.
10 This medicine must be used only by the person it’s prescribed to.
11 Carisoprodol is not to be taken on any occasion other than prescribed.
Side effects
Headaches, clumsiness, dizziness, sickness, bad vision, drowsiness are the side effects that may occur during treatment but they tend to go away later when the body adjusts to the medicine.
If any swellings, rash or itching, sallow complexion, constipation, diarrhea, fast heartbeats, fever, sleep disturbance, troubled breathing, tremor, burning in the eyes, bloody urine or stools, are observed, you must contact your doctor immediately.
Storage
  • Keep away from children
  • Store at room temperature
  • Keep away from moisture, light and heat
  • Dispose of an outdated medicine

Missed dose
If you happen to miss a dose when following your schedule, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s nearly time for another dose, skip this one and go back to the schedule. Never double doses.
Overdose
In case of an overdose you should immediately call the emergency. The following symptoms may be observed: vomiting, loss of consciousness, severe dizziness and drowsiness, redness of the face.