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Also known as: Soma, Vanadom

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8.9/10 Average Rating

235 Ratings with 175 User Reviews

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Reviews for Carisoprodol to treat Muscle Spasm

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"Has anyone ever paid attention to the manufacturers of these Soma's? I was getting the ones that say 2410 V (by Vintage Pharmaceutical) and now they are giving me these ones that say SG 109 (by SciGen pharmaceutical). These new ones are giving me nausea, horrible headaches. Anyone ever have this experience?"

Wish I had the old ones (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 27, 2017

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"Soma, Carisoprodol, has been the biggest help w/ my spine's condition, next to an anti-depressant, Wellbutrin, & an anti-anxiety medication, Clonazapam. If a doctor doesn't understand this,( I have episodes of bulging/herniated discs/bone spurs/all of which will worsen over time, plus arthritis), it is because they are taught not to hear their patients' needs, due to our FDA laws pressure to not prescribe needed drugs. This medicine is specifically designed to relieve muscular-skeletal pain,(so is Flexeril) that makes perfect sense for me to be taking. Until Cannibis is legalized, any pain relief is always facing doctors who don't want to help. They took an oath when grad. as an M. D."

   
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yogi dealing w/ pain (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 10, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have Lupus, and it's compromising my central and peripheral nervous system. This left me with muscle spasms that were so bad I live in fear of them. Soma eliminated this problem, but when the DEA told physicians to stop prescribing it, I became a victim of the war on drugs. I am not a drug addict. I'm a hard working American who doesn't deserve to be treated like this. All this just happened in the last 6 months. Soma worked for me and now I can't obtain it."

   
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Mr Z May 13, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Falling from the third floor into concrete and suffering for strong pain in back and neck."

   
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Katarina221976 May 10, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "This is the best muscle relaxer I have taken. I have a hairline fracture at top of my tibia. This released my knee overnight. It was locked! I take Klonopin so the sedation dizzy feeling was mild. However I didn't mix I skipped soma if anxiety was present."

   
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Kellogs15 (taken for less than 1 month) May 4, 2017

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"My dentist gave me this 29 years ago for (temporomandibular joint pain) TMJ after I had cracked 4 teeth, had to get crowns, and my jaw joints were deteriorating and my ears were ringing from swollen joints. It worked wonderfully! I know it saved me from further damage to my teeth & jaws. My regular doctor agreed to give it to me because my insurance would not cover dentist prescriptions. A few years ago he suddenly said he would no longer give it to anyone, so I had to get it from dentist again. Doctors are constantly being scared by FDA and DEA because of the jerks that abuse drugs. I've only ever taken one 350mg tablet at night and will never be a drug abuser, but they have all been scared and want to give you other drugs that don't work. Let docs do their job!"

   
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Wondernaut (taken for 10 years or more) May 2, 2017

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"I've been using this brand for years due to back injury. Suddenly, Dan has changed ingredients in the last few bottles I've bought. Now I have to triple my dosage because they are not as effective as they used to be. I'm 63 years old and it's frustrating that Dan is trying to cut down costs. These pills get me through rough times but not anymore."

   
4.0

Jackielynncopersnuggles April 24, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Did not work at all for my neck spasms. Itmade me feel tired and dizzy with NO pain relief at all."

   
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Mel Vasquez (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2017

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"I use this medication for relief of sciatica which, for me, is crippling pain in my right hip and calf. Of all the medications I've tried for sciatica relief this is the only one that has been effective. I would even go so far as to call it a miracle drug as my symptoms go away completely within an hour of taking this medication. I only need to take it for a few days at a time and have no problem controlling its use. I even pay full price for my prescription as my insurance company will not approve it for treatment of sciatica. It does cause me to feel light headed for a few minutes when it first "kicks in" and then I feel normal for the duration of the dose. (3x/day)"

   
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Lynx-SD March 28, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Soma is a drug that should only be used temporarily. It works wonders but can give you a "drunk" feeling when taking it. If taken for months it can build up in your body and make it toxic. My mother almost died over this drug. Be careful. It's strong and too much of it can stop your heart or breathing very quickly."

   
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Nuitdelamort (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I never got high on this drug. For some reason Soma gets converted to something else which is a barbituate. I got flack from Drs. in 2002 and a pharmacist who said that it was very wrong for anyone to take it. But I have had a DNA test and I am an ultrametabolizer of all benzodiazepines and all but one barbituate ( Doriden ). I no longer take controlled substances because either they don't work on me or more to the point, these days, Drs. just don't like to prescribe them. Upshot, Soma works, but Drs. are scared of the DEA."

PharmasBitch March 10, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have fibromyalgia, have fractured my back and had fusion surgery in the cervical area of my back. I had taken soma for close to 35 years as it was the only muscle relaxant that worked and I could tolerate. I moved from La. to Tx 4 years ago and had to start using a new pain management dr. I have no problem with the dr. However in Tx no dr will prescribe soma. Now I have daily muscle spasms increasing the overall amount of pain I have. I have developed severe tailbone pain which makes it very difficult to work. It upsets that I had to go from controlled symptoms to totally uncontrolled. I take pain meds but that does not help when you have muscle spasms as I do.only dulls the pain. So my quality of life is horrible and it is not right �"

   
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Bbec (taken for 10 years or more) February 17, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I had been taking soma for the past 6 or 7 years for muscle spasms. I only ever took one at bedtime to eliminate leg spasms and get a perfect 8 hours of sleep. My doctor will now no longer prescribe it because the FDA morons think they know better than him. Tried Xanaflex, and it left me with what felt like a kidney infection, crazy dreams and it was only good for 4-6 hours of sleep. About to try baclofen. Haven't slept well in 3 weeks. I think the FDA is trying to kill me. If it wasn't so far to Canada, I would leave now."

   
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FEDOUT (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 26, 2017

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"In 1990 with DDD of L4, L5 & C3. I have a lot of sciatic pain, neck & back spasms my Ortho put me on Soma 350 2x/day. I had 2 disc fusions done (L5 & C3). I had to start going to P.M. in 1998, they put me on Morphine Sulfate 30 mg ER 2x/ day & Soma 2x/day. Since 2008 I've been disabled, my body has been like a domino effect, I have Osteoarthritis throughout my body, DDD, Fibromyalgia, & Nephropathy all extremities so bad that I've been on the same meds, except both were 3x/day since 2011 up until less than 2 months ago, I had to change P.M. Dr & this Dr is trying to Kill me with a med called "Embeda." It has Naltrexone hydrochloride in it!!! DO NOT TAKE until you read all about it!! Along with No more Soma or any muscle relaxant."

   
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Kim1991 (taken for 10 years or more) January 11, 2017

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have severe spinal stenosis and ddd. Not to mention a list of other things that cause me pain and loss of sleep . Kaiser has taken me off of soma and I have tried several other muscle relaxers none work for me and the side effects were unbearable!. My quality of life has deminished soon, I won't be able to get out of bed. When I was taking Soma to control my pain From spasms this was a miracle medicine . I have never had any side effects from it at all . Would a doctor stop giving medicine for other conditions like diabetes or heart disease No! But they did with Soma . Due to this issue I will be laying in bed for Christmas yeah Merry Christmas ! I cried myself to sleep last night . Thank you Kaiser that's your plan for me live in pain"

   
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This medication has helped me (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 23, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I was in mva,resulting in C ,T and L-spine fx, had 4 major surgery procedures & with 50/50 chance of death or possible paralysis from neck down! Fortunately I have positive results, with combination of pain medication & soma,I have at least been able to survive! Soma is the only muscle relaxer that actually works.My new pain management Dr.does not like it & wants me to discontinue using it. He is young, and at my age 68 ,I would prefer to live a better quality of life vs living longer and and suffering even more! I have read most of the studies, but these people do not live in severe pain and I have been in other rx stud studies,& they are not convincing or long term, I think these are big pharma slanted! Soma has been the best & only one"

   
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Misha girl 8 (taken for 10 years or more) November 4, 2016

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"I have fibromyalgia. Bulges disc c2-c7 spinal nueropo.stenosis.plantar fasciitis severe migraines.Lost my last job could not take opioid or xanax to stop pain n clear fibro. fog. Had been in bad aaccident1995.Pain level 10. Pain clinic doctor just told me to stop soma since I'm on Opoids and Morphine. Started tapering off. My MD told me yesterday Soma is not going to be prescribed anymore. I haven't been having withdrawals but my spasms are back to a 10. My sleep is distributed again and my sciatica is tightening up. I will be taking the new muscle relaxes but nothing but soma and zanaflez combined to totally stopped spasms. I will take as prescribed but is taking the effectiveness of my pain meds.I also have depression, anxiety panic PTSD."

   
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bailey61 (taken for 10 years or more) October 21, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, herniated discs in my neck and lower back, deterioration of my spine, etc. I've been on soma and a pain med, for over 15 years. I take them only when my back starts spasming out. A combination of being in pain constantly and the fibro. They are the only muscle relaxer that works, and I can only take one brand, as the others make me nauseous. Whatever they throw in for fill. Now the DEA, is getting into all our business, and on the doctors backs. I've never had a problem with my meds, I'm almost 60 yrs old, and they want to take the only thing that works for me away! All because of certain idiots that Don't take it properly. I have a child to take of, which i cant do laying in bed."

   
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PJPained (taken for 10 years or more) October 15, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have Ankylosing Spondylitous and have suffered for 30 years with muscle spasms the whole time. Ive been on Soma for 12 years (2 a day) and have had tremendous relief. It allows me to work and contribute like a normal person. Nothing else works like this and now as of 10/01/16 my health care provider will not prescribe it anymore! All because a few knuckleheaded people abuse it and end up addicted. Now Im on a journey through all the other muscle relaxers to find something that will work like Soma. Just got my first round of something else that look like horse pills that I have to take 4x a day. Wait, I thought change was a good thing....................................Not so much in this case."

   
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Steve1324 October 15, 2016

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"This medication works great for pain and for bad leg pain I can take four 5mg oxycodone ,but nothing helps my pain like Soma. I am the only patient my doctor prescribes them for It is tens times better than some of the other ones I have taken. The Dea needs to back off cutting people off prescriptions. I have known many people in pain who turned to heroin. It is sad."

   
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Pohgie (taken for 10 years or more) October 7, 2016

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"Great Med for lower back issues such as mine(Sciatica w/radiation) Also works well for anxiety issues too. I recommend speaking to your doctor about it. However being a controlled substance some doctors will not write it or will be skeptical of prescribing for long periods of time."

   
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Eman86 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 6, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "I have suffered from chronic back pain and spasms for about 20 years. I've been prescribed a large variety of different medication and by far, somas are the only relaxer I've been prescribed that really really works. My Dr doesn't like to prescribe them however, he knows that I don't abuse any medication. I only take something when really necessary. I get muscle spasms in my rib area that makes it very difficult to breathe or move. I also have them in my lower back. I also have a herniated disc, a protruding disk, a bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. I always break it in half, and normally that's enough to calm the spasms in about 10 to 15 minutes. It helps a great deal with pain and the only one that doesn't knock me out."

   
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No time for down time (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 8, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "A wonderful medication with no apparent side effects that just works. It does make you feel good, which can equate to some psychological dependency, however it is not physically addicting. I have been on 350 mg three times per day. It is a wonderful relief from pain medication to help pain in my back and neck. This is derived from a discontinued medication called Miltown, which was derived from a barbiturate."

   
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Foxtrotz (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 24, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Does absolutely nothing for me except make me a little dizzy. I'm in more pain now than before I started taking it. Absolutely the most useless prescription I've ever had."

   
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Kaiju June 21, 2016

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Soma (carisoprodol): "Soma 350mg is a wonder drug for my back pain (L3L4 herinated disc). It can be hard to get, It gave many doctors a bad taste so to speak. I only take it as needed. I have tried just about every muscle relaxer over the years. The only one that comes close to soma is called zanaflex, But there is no contest soma works the best for my back pain. I take it when my pain scale is 7/8 out of 10. It usually takes me down to a 3/4 within 30 to 45 mins. However use this time to rest your back because the effects of soma do not last very long. It starts to loose its effect in 2-3 hours. Also it works best for me once a day as needed. I also take tramadol 50mg and gabapentin 600mg for pain."

   
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LongRideHome (taken for 10 years or more) June 18, 2016

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