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Carisoprodol and Aspirin

Generic name: Carisoprodol and Aspirin [ kar-eye-soe-PROE-dole-& AS-pir-in ]
Drug class: Skeletal muscle relaxant combinations

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 20, 2023.

Uses of Carisoprodol and Aspirin:

  • It is used to relax muscles.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Carisoprodol and Aspirin?

  • If you have an allergy to carisoprodol, aspirin, meprobamate, or any other part of carisoprodol and aspirin.
  • If you are allergic to carisoprodol and aspirin; any part of carisoprodol and aspirin; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have ever had porphyria.
  • If you have ever had bowel block, stomach or bowel bleeding, or a hole in the stomach or bowel when taking aspirin before.
  • If you have gotten nasal polyps or had swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat; unusual hoarseness; or trouble breathing with aspirin or NSAID use.
  • If you are taking meprobamate.
  • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take carisoprodol and aspirin if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid carisoprodol and aspirin at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking carisoprodol and aspirin during pregnancy.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take carisoprodol and aspirin.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with carisoprodol and aspirin.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take carisoprodol and aspirin with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Carisoprodol and Aspirin?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take carisoprodol and aspirin. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for alertness while you take carisoprodol and aspirin.
  • Use carisoprodol and aspirin for short periods of time. If signs show up again, talk with the doctor.
  • Do not take carisoprodol and aspirin for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking carisoprodol and aspirin.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
  • If you have been taking carisoprodol and aspirin on a regular basis and you stop it all of a sudden, you may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop taking carisoprodol and aspirin all of a sudden without calling your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any bad effects.
  • Taking more of carisoprodol and aspirin or taking it more often than you have been told may cause it to not work as well. This is known as tolerance. Talk with your doctor if carisoprodol and aspirin stops working well. Do not take more than ordered.
  • Abuse and misuse of carisoprodol and aspirin by itself or with certain other drugs may cause seizures, slow or shallow breathing, changes in alertness, coma, or death.
  • You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
  • This medicine may raise the chance of severe and sometimes deadly stomach or bowel problems like ulcers or bleeding. The risk is greater in older people, and in people who have had stomach or bowel ulcers or bleeding before. These problems may occur without warning signs.
  • Do not give to children and teenagers who have or are getting better from flu signs, chickenpox, or other viral infections due to the chance of Reye's syndrome. Reye's syndrome causes very bad problems to the brain and liver.
  • If you are 65 or older, use carisoprodol and aspirin with care. You could have more side effects.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking carisoprodol and aspirin, call your doctor right away.

How is this medicine (Carisoprodol and Aspirin) best taken?

Use carisoprodol and aspirin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take carisoprodol and aspirin on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times carisoprodol and aspirin is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of bleeding like throwing up or coughing up blood; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; abnormal vaginal bleeding; bruises without a cause or that get bigger; or bleeding you cannot stop.
  • Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
  • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Ringing in ears.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • Seizures.
  • Very bad constipation.
  • Very bad belly pain.

What are some other side effects of Carisoprodol and Aspirin?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Not hungry.
  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Stomach pain or heartburn.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Carisoprodol and Aspirin?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about carisoprodol and aspirin, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

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