Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine
Generic name: Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine (kar eye soe PROE dole, AS pir in, and KOE deen)
Drug class: Skeletal muscle relaxant combinations
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 12, 2020.
WarningFor all patients taking this medicine:
- This medicine is a strong pain drug that can put you at risk for addiction, abuse, and misuse. Misuse or abuse of carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine can lead to overdose and death. Talk with your doctor.
- You will be watched closely to make sure you do not misuse, abuse, or become addicted to carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine.
- This medicine may cause very bad and sometimes deadly breathing problems. Call your doctor right away if you have slow, shallow, or trouble breathing.
- The chance of very bad and sometimes deadly breathing problems may be greater when you first start carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine or anytime your dose is raised.
- Even one dose of carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine may be deadly if it is taken by someone else or by accident, especially in children. If carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine is taken by someone else or by accident, get medical help right away.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- This medicine has an opioid drug in it. Severe side effects have happened when opioid drugs were used with benzodiazepines or other drugs that may make you drowsy or slow your actions. This includes slow or troubled breathing and death. Benzodiazepines include drugs like alprazolam, diazepam, and lorazepam. Benzodiazepines may be used to treat many health problems like anxiety, trouble sleeping, or seizures. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.
- Many drugs interact with carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine and can raise the chance of side effects like deadly breathing problems. Talk with your doctor and pharmacist to make sure it is safe to use carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine with all of your drugs.
- Do not take with alcohol or products that have alcohol. Unsafe and sometimes deadly effects may happen.
- Get medical help right away if you feel very sleepy, very dizzy, or if you pass out. Caregivers or others need to get medical help right away if the patient does not respond, does not answer or react like normal, or will not wake up.
- Using carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine for a long time during pregnancy may lead to withdrawal in the newborn baby. This can be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is not approved for use in children. Do not give to a child younger than 12 years of age. Children between 12 and 18 years of age who are very overweight or have certain other health problems like sleep apnea or other lung or breathing problems must not use this drug. If your child has been given carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine, ask the doctor for information about the benefits and risks.
- Some children have had very bad and sometimes deadly breathing problems when using codeine after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Do not give to a child younger than 18 years of age who has had surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Talk with your child's doctor.
Uses of Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine:
- It is used to relax muscles.
- It is used to ease pain.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine?
- If you are allergic to carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine; any part of carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have any of these health problems: Lung or breathing problems like asthma, trouble breathing, or sleep apnea; high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood; or stomach or bowel block or narrowing.
- If you have hemophilia.
- If you have ever had ulcer disease.
- 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 asthma or nose problems like allergies, runny or stuffy nose, or nasal polyps.
- If you have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson's disease in the last 14 days. This includes isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline. Very high blood pressure may happen.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Linezolid or methylene blue.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, or pentazocine.
- If you are taking any other NSAID.
- If you are taking a steroid.
- If you have been told by your doctor that you are a rapid metabolizer of some drugs.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine during pregnancy.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine.
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, aspirin, and codeine 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, Aspirin, and Codeine?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- If you have been taking carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine for a long time or at high doses, it may not work as well and you may need higher doses to get the same effect. This is known as tolerance. Call your doctor if carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine stops working well. Do not take more than ordered.
- Long-term or regular use of opioid drugs like carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine may lead to dependence. Lowering the dose or stopping carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine all of a sudden may cause a greater risk of withdrawal or other severe problems. Talk to your doctor before you lower the dose or stop carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine. You will need to follow your doctor’s instructions. Tell your doctor if you have more pain, mood changes, thoughts of suicide, or any other bad effects.
- If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with your doctor. Some products have tartrazine.
- You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
- Do not take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine with other strong pain drugs or if you are using a pain patch without talking to your doctor first.
- 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.
- This medicine may raise the chance of seizures in some people, including people who have had seizures in the past. Talk to your doctor to see if you have a greater chance of seizures while taking carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine.
- Taking an opioid drug like carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine may lead to a rare but very bad adrenal gland problem. Call your doctor right away if you have very bad dizziness or passing out, very bad upset stomach or throwing up, or if you feel less hungry, very tired, or very weak.
- 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, aspirin, and codeine with care. You could have more side effects.
- The chance of very bad side effects may be higher in children. This may be more likely to happen in children who have breathing problems. Deadly breathing problems have happened with the use of codeine in some children. Talk with the doctor.
- 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, aspirin, and codeine, call your doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine) best taken?
Use carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine 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.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine.
- Use carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine for short periods of time. If signs show up again, talk with the doctor.
- Do not take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine for longer than you were told by your doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine 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, aspirin, and codeine 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.
- 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.
- Noisy breathing.
- Ringing in ears.
- Fever, chills, or sore throat; any unexplained bruising or bleeding; or feeling very tired or weak.
- Severe constipation or stomach pain. These may be signs of a severe bowel problem.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Low mood (depression).
- Feeling agitated.
- Feeling confused.
- A severe and sometimes deadly problem called serotonin syndrome may happen if you take carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine with certain other drugs. Call your doctor right away if you have agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or severe headache.
- Long-term use of an opioid drug may lead to lower sex hormone levels. Call your doctor if you have a lowered interest in sex, fertility problems, no menstrual period (women), or change in sex ability (men).
What are some other side effects of Carisoprodol, Aspirin, and Codeine?
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 dizzy, sleepy, tired, or weak.
- Not hungry.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Stomach pain or heartburn.
- Trouble sleeping.
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 https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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, Aspirin, and Codeine?
- 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
- 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.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine is refilled. If you have any questions about carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine, please talk with the doctor, 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.
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