Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant used to relieve muscle pains caused by sprains, strains or other injuries. It works by blocking nerve impulses in the central nervous system to encourage muscles in the body to relax.

Carisoprodol comes as a tablet taken orally three times a day by patents who are at least 12 years and older. Since it may cause stomach upset, you may want to take it with milk or food.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, irregular heartbeat, vomiting and skin rash. Some patients may also experience fever, weakness, burning eyes or difficulty breathing.

Carisoprodol is sometimes used to treat other conditions, as determined by your doctor.

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