Compare Robaxin vs. Soma

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Robaxin
(methocarbamol)

Soma
(carisoprodol)

Coming soon.Relaxes your muscles. Soma (Carisoprodol) is widely used to treat muscle spasms and is available as a generic, but it's not considered a first-choice treatment for muscle spasms. It's also not meant for long-term therapy.
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Coupons for Robaxin
Best available price for 90 (500mg) tablets of methocarbamol
Coupons for Soma
Best available price for 90 (350mg) tablets of carisoprodol
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Reviews for Robaxin (methocarbamol)
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Reviews for Soma (carisoprodol)
61%
-6% worse vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
39%
+28% better vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
9%
-9% worse vs. Robaxin (methocarbamol)
220 reviews
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Side effects
RobaxinSoma

We haven’t found good data for Robaxin side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Robaxin »
  • Drowsiness 7%
  • Dizziness 6%
  • Hedache 3%
  • Central nervous system reactions 2%
More Soma side effects »
How it works
RobaxinSoma
Coming soon.Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms.
Type of medication
RobaxinSoma
Prescription only
Available as
RobaxinSoma
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
RobaxinSoma
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Spasm Tetanus
Risk factors for serious side effects
RobaxinSoma
    Coming soon.
    • Taking other medications that also cause sleepiness
    • Recreational drug use
    • Excessive alcohol use
    • Prior history of drug abuse
    • Prior history of overdoses of drugs of abuse, recreational drugs or alcohol
    Detailed Soma (carisoprodol) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    RobaxinSoma
    No alcohol related info.
    • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
    Pain
    RobaxinSoma
    No pain related info.
    • Can cause stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
    Upsides and benefits
    RobaxinSoma
    Coming soon
    • Available in generic.
    • Available in two different strengths, although the smaller strength is only available as brand name and thus more expensive.
    Downsides and risks
    RobaxinSoma
    Coming soon
    • Not first line for treating muscle spasms.
    • Can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Not meant for long term therapy.
    • Can cause dependence and withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    RobaxinSoma
    Coming soon
    • Can cause dizziness, fatigue, and sleepiness.
    • Take the medication at the same time each day.
    • Not to be used for long-term treatment (2 to 3 weeks maximum)
    • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
    • Can cause stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
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    More about RobaxinSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
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