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. Helps you relax. Valium (Diazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and for pain and sleeplessness from muscle spasm. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.74 Soma
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The Valium FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Valium side effects » How it works Soma Valium Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms. Valium (Diazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and muscle spasms, and causes sleepiness. Type of medication Soma Valium Prescription only Prescription only Available as Soma Valium Used for Soma Valium Risk factors for serious side effects Soma Valium › 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 » › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Taking longer than 4 weeks › History of drug abuse › Alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert Detailed Valium (Diazepam) 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.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Alcohol Soma Valium › Don't drink alcohol while on this medication. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol.
Kidneys and liver Soma Valium No kidneys and liver related info. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
Pain Soma Valium › Can cause stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. No pain related info.
Sleep Soma Valium No sleep related info. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. Upsides and benefits Soma Valium › Available in generic. › Available in two different strengths, although the smaller strength is only available as brand name and thus more expensive. › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). › Effective at relieving muscle spasms caused by a variety of conditions. › Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other benzodiazepines. Downsides and risks Soma Valium › 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. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Most people find that it gets less effective over time. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Soma Valium › 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. › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 30 minutes when swallowed. › Helpful with muscle spasms. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. Learn more More about Soma Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Valium Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert