Applies to the following strength(s): 350 mg ; 250 mg
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Usual Adult Dose for:
Usual Geriatric Dose for:
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Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Muscle Spasm
250 mg or 350 mg orally 3 times a day and at bedtime
Usual Geriatric Dose for Muscle Spasm
The efficacy and safety of carisoprodol in patients over 65 years old has not been established.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Muscle Spasm
Greater than or equal to 12 years: 250 mg or 350 mg orally 3 times a day and at bedtime
Renal Dose Adjustments
Carisoprodol is excreted by the kidney. To avoid its excess accumulation, caution should be exercised in administration to patients with compromised kidney function.
Liver Dose Adjustments
Carisoprodol is metabolized in the liver. To avoid its excess accumulation, caution should be exercised in administration to patients with compromised liver function.
Carisoprodol is only indicated for acute treatment periods up to 2 or 3 weeks.
If used chronically at high doses, abrupt discontinuation is not recommended.
Because patients with reduced CYP450 2C19 activity have a greater exposure to carisoprodol, caution is recommended if carisoprodol is used in this patient population.
Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients less than 16 years of age.
Carisoprodol is dialyzable by peritoneal and hemodialysis.
The recommended maximum duration of carisoprodol use is up to two or three weeks.