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Carisoprodol

Information

Uses

Carisoprodol is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Carisoprodol works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Nausea, Blurred vision, Convulsion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Headache, Lethargy, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Vertigo, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • Do not take carisoprodol for longer than prescribed period as it may lead to drug dependence and withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. 
  • Consult your doctor if you have a history of fits (seizures), liver or kidney disease.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking carisoprodol as it known to cause dizziness and sedation.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on carisoprodol treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)