Aspirin and carisoprodol
Generic Name: aspirin and carisoprodol (AS pir in and kar EYE soe PROE dol)
Brand Name: Soma Compound, Carisoprodol Compound
Medically reviewed on September 28, 2016
What is aspirin and carisoprodol?
Aspirin a pain reliever and fever reducer, in a group of drugs called salicylates. Aspirin works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain.
Aspirin and carisoprodol is a combination medicine used short-term to treat painful muscular conditions.
Aspirin and carisoprodol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Carisoprodol may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away aspirin and carisoprodol is against the law.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to aspirin, carisoprodol, or meprobamate, or if you have ever had:
bleeding or an obstruction in your stomach caused by taking aspirin;
perforation (a hole or tear) in your stomach or intestines caused by taking aspirin;
an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug); or
porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
To make sure aspirin and carisoprodol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
a history of drug addiction;
a stomach or intestinal disorder;
liver or kidney disease;
epilepsy or other seizure disorder; or
a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder.
Taking aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby, or cause bleeding in the mother or the baby during delivery. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while taking aspirin and carisoprodol.
Aspirin and carisoprodol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Aspirin and carisoprodol is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years, or older than 65 years.
How should I take aspirin and carisoprodol?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use aspirin and carisoprodol in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.
Carisoprodol may be habit-forming. Never share aspirin and carisoprodol with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Aspirin and carisoprodol is usually taken 4 times per day.
Do not take aspirin and carisoprodol for longer than 3 weeks. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.
Do not stop using this medicine suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using aspirin and carisoprodol.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Carisoprodol is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of aspirin and carisoprodol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include ringing in your ears, severe dizziness or drowsiness, muscle stiffness, loss of coordination, confusion, hallucinations, hearing or vision problems, thirst, sweating, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, weak or shallow breathing, seizures, or loss of consciousness.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin and carisoprodol?
Aspirin and carisoprodol may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how aspirin and carisoprodol will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or similar medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin or other salicylate.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can cause side effects and may increase your risk of stomach bleeding while taking aspirin and carisoprodol.
Aspirin and carisoprodol side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using aspirin and carisoprodol and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe constipation or stomach cramps;
severe heartburn, vomiting;
a seizure (convulsions);
easy bruising, unusual bleeding;
ringing in your ears;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
kidney problems--little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
fast heartbeats; or
sleep problems (insomnia).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
Aspirin and carisoprodol dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Muscle Spasm:
1 to 2 tablets 4 times a day
Maximum daily dose: carisoprodol: 1600 mg; aspirin: 2600 mg
Duration of therapy: Up to 3 weeks
-Use should be limited to short periods (up to 3 weeks) since acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions are generally of short duration and evidence of effectiveness beyond this time period has not been established.
Use: For the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
What other drugs will affect aspirin and carisoprodol?
Taking aspirin and carisoprodol with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
blood pressure medication;
insulin or oral diabetes medicine;
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with aspirin and carisoprodol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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