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Also known as: Soma, Vanadom

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Carisoprodol Review Summary

9.0/10 Average Rating

191 Ratings with 134 User Reviews

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have severe lower back sciatica problems especially on right side, and effects inner right leg. I have been on numerous medications with no relief from pain. But some which if I need only take at night and only take as needed. Yes I have been on this medication off and on for yrs because Kaiser will not cover then then do. So when they don't I have to try something else which as of right now has not helped with pain. Yes sometime I have slight lightheaded. But never severe. And with this medication I get to sleep and wake up usually so much better. But once again Kaiser as of July 2015 I was told will not cover and Drs can not prescribe. So once again I need to try other meds."

LaLoca64 July 28, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I've had muscle spasms in my back for 10+ yrs tried skelaxin, robaxin, flexeral, and norflex and they all barely helped but the soma helped tremendously!!!"

   
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Dubsy July 21, 2015

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"I have been taking Oxycodone 10mg 4x daily this would help with my neck pain but never take away the pain completely. When I was prescribed Soma pain gone and reduced my pain medicine to almost none. This in my opinion is a great medicine. I never had any side effects like the Oxy which made me really constipated."

   
10

Mike1228 July 1, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This med is flat out dangerous..I'm prescribed Xanax 1mg three times daily. DO NOT MIX THESE TWO..I was on both carisoprodol and Xanax and I had not 1 but 2 overdoses accidentally - not on purpose. I literally was airlifted to two different hospitals within a month and a half. This is a great medication for its intended purpose however it is extremely addicting. It should be labeled schedule 2 in my opinion as to the danger this medication holds when taken with another CNS..I also suffer from panic disorder and anxiety."

   
9.0

Ndawg669 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2015

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"they call these muscle relaxers they don't do that for me. all these pills are to me is a sleeping pill that's all they help me with so I only take one at night so i can get some sleep"

   
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dlparson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have experienced severe pain and muscle spasms in my back for 35 years. Soma along with my narcotic analgesics have been a godsend. Soma helps me relax and sleep and start to work fairly quickly. I take 4 a day."

   
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lucky123987 May 3, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have severe back pain due to an injury and the hundreds of bone marrow aspirates because of my leukemia. After many drugs (more than a dozen combinations). I find Soma to be excellent at relieving the muscle spasms, pain, and it also releaves anxiety similar to benzos and helps me sleep like no other medicine. I also take OxyContin with it and that is what keeps me stable and going throughout the day."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Good"

   
10

Namaste11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This medication has worked wonders for my hip/skeleton pain. I need to get back on them."

   
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MandaBeautyMark March 8, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This medication helps with my muscle cramping and helps me relax at night so I can sleep."

   
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duttlinj January 29, 2015

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Soma (carisoprodol): "From my experience, I have never had anything that works so well for my lower back pain. It is almost impossible to sleep at night without them. My doctor was hesitant to prescribe them, but after he did I was able to cut my pain killer daily dosage in half. I think the doc's should stick to what is proven to work."

   
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que no (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 8, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Works good for muscle spasms and helps you to relax enough to sleep when in bad pain."

   
8.0

Peanutsmom4 October 19, 2014

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"Makes me feel like I have a hangover the next morning.. helps make me sleep very well."

   
9.0

pimp c (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2014

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"Tension headache: My headaches are much better my muscles in neck were always tight. Helped great! I still get them but not as bad. However they do cause me constipation."

   
8.0

Spokane17 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 22, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Due to having AML (leukemia) and having hundreds of bone marrows aspirates done, I now have to take Soma due to lower back pain."

   
10

flowerchild1976 September 18, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "The only muscle relaxer to work for me. No one wants to prescribe it anymore, however."

   
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JazzyW1 September 4, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have suffered from many ailments in the past few years one of which was sliding on black ice while working hitting my neck and back on a metal step to my bucket truck. The muscle spasms I get are just awful...muscles twisting and foot looks deformed when it happens. Soma is the only medication that gives any kind of relief...I take it sparingly as not to become dependent upon it. It does make you drowsy...but I would rather be somewhat drowsy than be in that horrible pain."

   
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cathie143 August 6, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I've tried every kind of muscle relaxer from A-Z out there and Soma is the only one that has worked for me. I take it twice a day with my pain meds and have had no side effects from it at all. I have spinal stenosis and suffer from pain all day every day and its so nice to have a little relief. "

   
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myaeger (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 18, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Love it, it helps ease my severe neck pain, haven't had any side effects yet."

   
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oldstinkyfisherman (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 13, 2014

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"I take Soma for neck pain from a car accident. I get MASSIVE leg pain taking this medicine and nightmares."

   
4.0

Wildsugar (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I just recently had a lumbar fusion but have had back problems for the past 5 years. The Dr would prescribe Flexeril but it wouldn't help and made my heart race. So my surgeon put me on Soma and it works tremendously. Makes me a little drowsy but functional."

   
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doart84 July 5, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I was very nervous to take Soma after doing some research on it. I decided to take it after being in terrible pain, I was surprised that when I woke up in the morning I could function with little pain. I decided to take 1/2 a pill instead at night and I have had great results. Soma works better than the narcotics do especially at night. If they could just make it non-drowsy it would be the perfect medicine."

   
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cautious but in pain April 17, 2014

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"After all the pills and side effects I have had this medicine is a class A. I only wish I would have had it years early in my situation I still have pain but less than I have had in so long! I feel so good if I could dance I 'would! For me it worked right away. I can't believe how much better I feel in one day. I give it an 11 ."

   
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niknite (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2014

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I am 72 and have used Soma 3 times a day for 3 years. My pain specialist is reluctant to prescribe but understands that I have tried everything else for chronic intractable muscle spasm related to scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. This has worked for me since I was 30 years old dealing with my first herniated disc. I have recently had a spinal nerve stimulator implant and although I seldom have the pain from the pressure on the sciatic nerve I do have considerable pain from muscle spasm. It is the ONLY relaxant that has ever worked for me."

   
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Alice Mabe (taken for 10 years or more) January 5, 2014

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"I started taking soma 350 milligrams 4 times a day in the early 90s that has been the best muscle relaxer I've ever had I have degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia however I cannot get this anymore my doctor now calls this the dirty drug it's unfortunate for people that really need this medication I personally think they work the best with tramadol and soma 350 combined for my back pain and all of my con"

   
10

Blondeekim (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 5, 2013

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