Using carisoprodol together with cyclobenzaprine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Please tell the doc/pharmacist about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the meds.
Take care, best wishes!
If they are prescribed that way by the same Dr I would say yes, but since there's a good chance they are not, you can easily stop breathing from respiratory depression and anything that requires coordination and reaction (um, like driving) is not recommended. Basically not a good (or smart) thing to combine these. Hope this helps.
Please do not take these together, as Paige said, they are both very potent muscle relaxers. The heart is a muscle, and you really don't want to "relax" your heart into not working at all.
This is indeed very dangerous, and if your doctor prescribed both medications to be taken at the same time, find another doctor!
Good luck to you.
I am a registered medical assistant and I have taken soma and flexril together for the past 7 years and have had no side affects at all. The flexril works for my chronic neck pain. And the soma works for my chronic low back pain. These medications affect every person diffrently. I take soma now and no flexril and my back feels good and my neck is in serious pain. Soma does not work for my neck and back. Just my back.
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