Carisoprodol is a skeletal muscle relaxant used to relieve the pain
of muscle injuries, spasms, sprains, and strains. Carisoprodol is recommended
as a supplement to physical therapy, rest, or other treatments your
doctor may recommend, and it will not replace these treatments.
Do not overuse injured muscles while under the effects of
as this may result in further injury and a prolonged recovery time.
Carisoprodol 350 mg, brand name Mio-Relax manufactured by Belmac Laboratories, comes in multiples of 120 tablets.
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Mild Carisoprodol Side Effects: Blurred or double vision,
clumsiness, dizziness, drowsiness, faintness, or lightheadedness
are the most common side effects, but are not usually a cause
for concern. Less common, though not generally dangerous,
side effects include abdominal cramps, confusion, excitement
or restlessness, flushing, headache, heartburn, insomnia,
irritability, irritable bowel, weakness.
Serious Carisoprodol Side Effects: Bloody urine,
bloody or black stools, chills, cough, depression, difficult
urination, difficulty breathing, eyes that are red, bloodshot,
or stinging, fainting, fast breathing, fever, hives, itching,
paradoxical muscle cramping, racing heartbeat or tightness
in the chest, rash, sore throat, sores in mouth, stuffy nose,
swelling around eyes, swollen or tender glands, unusual fatigue,
unusual weakness, vomiting bloody or black material, yellow
eyes or skin. These side effects range from uncommon to rare,
but should you experience any of them while taking
your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
Cautions: Inform your doctor of any history, or current
presence of the following conditions. Dosing adjustments or alternate
treatments may be necessary. Carisoprodol may not be right for everyone.
- Allergies: If you have ever had an allergic reaction to
or another skeletal muscle relaxant, be sure to inform your doctor.
Carisoprodol may not be right for you.
- Blood disease caused by reaction to a medication: This condition
may be worsened.
- Epilepsy: Related drugs have been known to cause convulsions.
Though the risk of carisoprodol causing a convulsion is extremely small,
there is the potential that drugs of the same class can cause
- History of drug abuse or dependence: While carisoprodol may produce
mild physical withdrawal symptoms, it is not generally a drug
of abuse. Addiction prone individuals should still be cautious
with this treatment and discuss the issue with their doctors.
- Kidney or liver disease: Your doctor will determine if carisoprodol is safe for you depending on your condition, but will
likely suggest less frequent dosing if prescribed.
- Porphyria: Carisoprodol is not a safe medication for porphyria, you
will need to use another treatment.
As a central nervous system depressant, carisoprodol should
be combined carefully, if at all, with any product which causes
drowsiness. If you are taking any other medication, particularly
those listed below, speak to your doctor about potential interactions.
- Alcohol - Do not take alcohol while you are using carisoprodol.
There is an increased risk of side effects like drowsiness, unconsciousness,
- Benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam, diazepam,
triazolam, temazepam, chlordiazepoxide,
clorazepate, halazepam, estazolam, clonazepam,
and others, should be used cautiously with carisoprodol.
- Central Nervous System Depressants - Any prescription medication,
over the counter medication, or herbal supplement that may cause
drowsiness. These medications should be used with caution while
taking carisoprodol as you may become oversedated. Consult your
doctor to be sure that your treatment is as safe
- Trazodone - Risk of additive
- Narcotic pain medication like Cialis, meperidine, buprenorphine, propoxyphene, hydromorphone, morphine, nalbuphine, oxycodone,
or hydrocodone may increase the central nervous
system depressant effects of carisoprodol.
- Orphenadrine - Risk of oversedation.
- Sedatives like butalbital, fiorinal,
phenobarbitol, seconal, or other barbiturates may cause oversedation
in combination with carisoprodol.
- Skeletal muscle relaxants of any other type, such as metaxalone, methocarbamol, or cyclobenzaprine may overly depress the central nervous system
- Sleep medication like zolpidem, zaleplon,
or over the counter sleeping pills may cause oversedation when
combined with muscle relaxants.
- Tranquilizers like haloperidol, thioridazine,
or chlorpromazine could cause oversedation when mixed
- Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline, and trimipramine, may increase
the central nervous system suppressant effects from either the
antidepressant, or the carisoprodol.
- Tramadol - This
pain reliever may oversedate you if taken in combination with
The standard maximum guideline
for use is one tablet 3 times a day and at bedtime, or as needed.
Dosage should not generally exceed this guideline, and you shauld
not take double doses of carisoprodol. If your doctor has suggested a different
dosing schedule, follow the individual instructions you have been
Carisoprodol is effective for four to six hours, and the tablets should
generally not be taken closer together than this.
Store carisoprodol away from direct light and heat. Store in a dry location;
avoid storing it in the bathroom, near sinks, or other areas where
it may become damp. Do not use carisoprodol after the expiration date.
Keep carisoprodol away from children; both when storing it, and when discarding
any unused medication.
Carisoprodol may cause drowsiness or disorientation, and you should familiarize
yourself with your reaction to it before engaging in potentially
hazardous activities. Be cautious if you plan to drive or operate
heavy machinery, avoid these activities if you find yourself feeling
tired or experience slowed reactions.
Carisoprodol has not been tested for safety in pregnant women.
appears in breast milk in higher concentrations than it appears
in the mother's blood. For these reasons, carisoprodol is rarely
prescribed to pregnant women, and is not generally recommended for
nursing mothers, unless any risk to the child is clearly outweighed
by the benefits of the medication.
Carisoprodol has not been tested for safety in children under 12.
Carisoprodol has not been tested in older adults, and there is no information indicating that it works differently in seniors. However, as with other central nervous system depressants, seniors should be careful that they do not become oversedated or lose their balance while taking
carisoprodol. Be sure to work out a medication schedule with your doctor to be sure that drug interactions and overlapping side effects are minimized.
This document is provided for information only. It is not a substitute for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose symptoms or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor exactly when taking carisoprodol. We have made every effort to ensure that this information is accurate, but only your doctor can say if carisoprodol, or a drug combination, is safe
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