Soma, also known as carisoprodol, is used as a muscle relaxant to treat pain associated with muscle spasms. Soma should be used in combination with rest and physiotherapy. It should be used as a replacement for physiotherapy exercises.
This type of medication can be taken orally, in tablet form or through an injection.
Common side effects associated with Soma include changes in vision (including blurred or double vision), dizziness, lightheadedness and drowsiness. Some of the more severe side effects include fainting, unusually fast heartbeat and hive-like swellings on the face, eyes and mouth. If you are experiencing any of the severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Soma can also be used as treatment for other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.