Relaxes your muscles. Soma (carisoprodol) is used for muscle spasms and muscle pain but it's not considered a first-choice treatment and not meant for long-term therapy. Relaxes your muscles. Lioresal (baclofen) is a first choice treatment for muscle spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries, but it's not recommended for other types of muscle spasms. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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Side effects Soma baclofen
More Soma side effects » More baclofen side effects » How it works Soma baclofen Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms. Lioresal (baclofen) is a gamma-aminobutryic acid (GABA) agonist. It's not clear how it works, but GABA is believed to help calm down nerves. Muscle spasms are thought to be started by overactive nerves. Type of medication Soma baclofen Prescription only Prescription only Available as Soma baclofen Used for Soma baclofen Risk factors for serious side effects Soma baclofen › Taking other medications that also cause sleepiness › Recreational drug use › Excessive alcohol use › Elderly › Prior history of drug abuse Detailed Soma (carisoprodol) risks & warnings » › Stopping Lioresal (baclofen) too quickly › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Age 65 or greater › Higher dose Detailed Lioresal (baclofen) risks & warnings »
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 Soma baclofen › Don't drink alcohol while on this medication. › Avoid drinking alcohol while on Lioresal (baclofen) because it can make you very sleepy or slow your breathing down.
Sleep Soma baclofen No sleep related info. › Lioresal (baclofen) can make you feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you. Upsides and benefits Soma baclofen › Patients treated with Soma (carisoprodol) experienced improvement in function. › Available in generic. › Available in two different strengths. › A better option for seniors compared to other muscle relaxants since it has fewer side effects than other similar medicines. › Lioresal (baclofen) is available as a generic and is a relatively inexpensive medication. Downsides and risks Soma baclofen › Not first choice for treating muscle spasms or muscle pain, because it can cause dependence. › Can cause dizziness and sleepiness. › Not meant for long-term therapy, because it hasn't been shown to be effective after taking it for a short period. › Can cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly. › Except for specific muscle spasms caused by brain injury or multiple sclerosis, Lioresal (baclofen) is not a recommended medicine. › If you've been taking Lioresal (baclofen) regularly for a long time, you'll need to get off of it slowly. › Lioresal (baclofen) can make you sleepy. › If you've had a stroke, Lioresal (baclofen) may not work as well, and you're more likely to experience side effects. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Soma baclofen › Take the medication at the same time each day. › Soma (carisoprodol) is not meant to be used long-term. It should be used for only 2 to 3 weeks maximum. › Can cause dizziness, fatigue, and sleepiness. › Don't drink alcohol while on this medication. › Soma (carisoprodol) can cause stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. › Lioresal (baclofen) can make you feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you. › Don't stop taking Lioresal (baclofen) suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time. It can be dangerous. Your doctor will help you get off it slowly over time. › Avoid drinking alcohol while on Lioresal (baclofen) because it can make you very sleepy or slow your breathing down. Learn more More about Soma Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about baclofen Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert