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General Information on Carisoprodol

Generic Name : Carisoprodol

Pronunciation : kar-EYE-soe-PROE-dol

Latest prescription information about Carisoprodol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Carisoprodol

India : 

International : 

Soma, Soprodal, Vanadom

Why is Carisoprodol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a muscle relaxant, for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.  It blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.

When should Carisoprodol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Acute intermittent porphyria (a hereditary condition that occurs due to absence of an enzyme ), hypersensitivity, lactation.

What is the dosage of Carisoprodol?

Adult: Oral: 350 mg 3-4 times/day for up to 2-3 weeks.

How should Carisoprodol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, three times daily and before sleeping at night with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carisoprodol?



It should be used only for acute treatment.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, children <16 years, pregnancy, elderly.

It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption while you are using this medication .

What are the side effects of Carisoprodol?

  Most common: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache.
  Central Nervous System: Clumsiness, irritability, sleeplessness.
  Heart: Fast heart rate, facial flushing, postural hypotension.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, and epigastric discomfort.
  Miscellaneous: Skin rash, difficulty in breathing, fever, weakness, burning in the eyes.

What are the other precautions for Carisoprodol?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Avoid dosage changes without your doctor's advice.

What are the storage conditions for Carisoprodol?

Oral: Store at 15-30C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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