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Are there any similarities in the make up between soma and methocarbamol?

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masso 18 Oct 2013

Soma is used in the treatment of muscle spasm; nocturnal leg cramps and belongs to the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants.

Methocarbamol is used in the treatment of opiate withdrawal; muscle spasm; tetanus and belongs to the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants.

DzooBaby 19 Oct 2013

They are both muscle relaxants. Soma breaks down into Meprobamate in the body and that is the reason many Drs wont use Soma. Methocarbamol is a carbamate derivative of guaifenesin so it is more closely related to a medication given for cough (an expectorant). Both Soma and Methocarbamol relax muscles by their sedative effect rather than having a direct effect on the muscles. Carisoprodol works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain. Soma is considered to be more habit forming and is now a controlled substance.

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