Soma is the brand name for the prescription medication carisoprodol. It’s a muscle relaxant that’s primarily used to provide relief from discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. Carisoprodol works by affecting communication between nerves in the central nervous system and altering the sensation of pain between the nerves and the brain.
The medication is typically prescribed for short-term use (generally for two to three weeks) due to its potential for abuse, dependence, and the risk of developing tolerance.
Take soma 350mg medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
The dosage of soma 350mg is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. This medication should only be used short-term (for 3 weeks or less) unless directed by your doctor.
If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as stomach cramps, trouble sleeping, headache, nausea). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used carisoprodol for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.