I have heard rumors that Soma is supposed to come off the market as soon as sometime this year. The reason is because carisoprodol breaks down into meprobromate which is the same drug as Miltown which was removed from the market some time ago because of its addictive properties. There are many drugs other than Soma that can be used that do the same job as a muscle relaxant that are not so addictive. Really Soma is more of a sedative than a muscle relaxant. It doesnt act on the muscles at all. It is the sedation properties that relax you. Many European countries have already removed Soma from their markets and US will most likely soon follow. I have not heard of any actual dates for this to be done by. It was early this year that I heard that it will probably be removed some time this year.
- Soma Information for Consumers
- Soma Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Soma (detailed)
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