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Soma Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Soma is a muscle relaxant. It is used to relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the stiffness, pain, and discomfort that may be cause by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles.

Soma Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage of Soma is one 350-milligram tablet and you should be taken 3 times daily and also at bedtime.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Soma have not been established in children under 12 years of age.

Uses of Soma

  • Soma is used along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Soma

Before taken Soma medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Soma. Side effects may include:

  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Facial flushing
  • Headache
  • Hiccups
  • Inability to fall or stay asleep
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Stomach upset

Warnings and precautions before taking Soma:

  • You should not be stopped taking soma medicine suddenly. Because several symptoms may be occur such as abdominal cramps, chilliness, headache, and nausea.
  • If you have any kidney or liver problems, then you should be taken this medicine with extra caution..
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Soma with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Soma with the following:

  • Antidepressant drugs such as Elavil, Tofranil, and Nardil
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Sedatives such as Nembutal and Halcion

After taken Soma if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Soma overdose include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased breathing
  • Unconsciousness.

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