Compare Soma vs. Skelaxin
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|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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|How it works|
|Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms.||Coming soon.|
|Type of medication|
|Muscle relaxerPrescription only||Coming soon.|
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
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.See the FDA package insert
NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.See the FDA package insert
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