What is Soma?
Soma - generic name, Carisoprodol - is a prescription medication that is given to patients after muscle sprains and strains to treat the pain associated with these injuries. It is also prescribed to patients who suffer from certain chronic conditions that cause muscle pain.
Carisoprodol works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves in the area of the injury and the brain. Although the drug is very effective, it can be habit-forming and should only be used at the smallest dosage that relieves pain for the shortest amount of time possible.