Get Addiction Help (888) 804-0917

What Is SOMA?

Have you been hearing a lot about a drug named SOMA? Well, we have to and we’ve had a number of people coming in for drug treatment and listing it as one of their drugs and even their drug of choice. Let’s start from the beginning.

What is SOMA?

SOMA is Carisoprodol, which is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and brain. SOMA is typically used with rest and physical therapy to treat injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions, and it can be habit forming. SOMA is a prescribed medicine. Like many muscle relaxer/pain blockers you can experience withdrawal symptoms this drug is taken over a long period of time, but don’t just stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor beforehand. Sometimes, depending on the person and situation the doctor may taper you off of the drug, which means smaller doses until you are off SOMA completely.

Side Effects of SOMA?

Like most prescribed drugs, there are side effects. If you experience signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling on face, tongue, lips, and/or throat you should seek emergency medical help immediately.

If you are experiencing any of the following side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. He or she might tell you to stop using the drug.

Serious side effects: paralysis, extreme weakness or lack of coordination, feeling light-headed, fainting fast heartbeat, seizure, vision loss; or agitation and confusion.

Less serious side effects: drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, headache, depression, feeling irritable, blurred vision, sleep problems, and/or nausea, vomiting, hiccups, upset stomach.

Other Dangers Of SOMA?

In many cases, SOMA should be only taken for short periods of time. However, your doctor is the one to listen to on this. This is just a typical case. A short period of time equals anywhere from two to three weeks. If you or someone you know is having trouble with SOMA call your doctor immediately.

If you need further help with SOMA addiction, please call Pat Moore Foundation NOW @ 888-426-6086.