Soma Drug Interactions

by on June 2, 2012

Like many medications, Soma can cause serious drug interactions when taken with certain other drugs. These include:

  • Melatonin
  • Other muscle relaxers like Cyclobenzaprine and Methocarbamol
  • Antihistamines including Benadryl
  • Anti-anxiety medications like Xanax or Valium
  • Anti-seizure medications such as Carbamazepine
  • Sleeping medications like Ambien or Lunesta
  • Narcotic pain relievers that contain Codeine or Hydrocodone
  • Tricyclic psychiatric medications such as Amitriptyline
  • Other tranquilizers or alcoholic beverages

Patients who are using Soma should carefully check the labels of any over-the-counter medications they take as these can contain sedatives. These patients should always provide their physicians and pharmacists with a complete list of medications they are taking in order to avoid serious complications associated with drug interactions. The side effects mentioned above can be exacerbated if the medication is used in combination with any of the substances in this list.