by on June 2, 2012
Brand Names:Soma, Vanadom
Generic name:carisoprodol
Pregnancy Category:C
Half-life:2 hours

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.

SomaPatients who have used Soma for a long period of time will likely experience withdrawal symptoms after stopping the medication and should always seek the advice of a physician.

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