Compare Soma vs. Robaxin

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

Soma
(Carisoprodol)

Robaxin
(Methocarbamol)

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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Soma (Carisoprodol)
59%
of people (All ages) say Soma (Carisoprodol) is worth it
36%
say it works well
10%
say it's a big hassle
207 reviews
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Side effects
SomaRobaxin
  • Drowsiness 11%
  • Dizziness 6%
  • Hedache 3%
  • Any side effect 2%
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How it works
SomaRobaxin
Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms.Coming soon.
Type of medication
SomaRobaxin
Muscle relaxerPrescription only
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Available as
SomaRobaxin
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
SomaRobaxin
  • Musculoskeletal pain Spasm - Tetanus
Risk factors for serious side effects
SomaRobaxin
  • 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 »
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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
SomaRobaxin
  • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
No alcohol related info.
Pain
SomaRobaxin
  • Can cause stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
No pain related info.
Upsides and benefits
SomaRobaxin
  • Available in generic.
  • Available in two different strengths, although the smaller strength is only available as brand name and thus more expensive.
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Downsides and risks
SomaRobaxin
  • 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.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
SomaRobaxin
  • 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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