Carisoprodol / Aspirin

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Relieves pain by relaxing your muscles.

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While Carisoprodol / Aspirin is used to treat muscle spasms and pain, it's not a first-choice treatment or for use for more than 2 weeks because it's very addictive.

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Quick facts about carisoprodol aspirin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Generic only

Upsides

  • More effective than placebo for treatment of muscle and joint pain in the short term.
  • Available in generic.
  • The aspirin component adds to the pain relieving effect.
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Downsides

  • Not a first choice medicine for treating muscle spasms or pain because it can be very addictive. Should not be used for more than 2 weeks.
  • Can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Can cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms if you've been on it for a long time and you stop taking it suddenly.
  • You're more likely to bleed if you're taking Carisoprodol / Aspirin and you have a stomach ulcer or taking blood thinners.
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How it works

Carisoprodol / Aspirin is a combination product. Soma, or carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms. Aspirin relieves pain by blocking production of a chemical called prostaglandin that sends pain signals.

Quick facts about carisoprodol aspirin
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Generic only

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Carisoprodol / Aspirin for Muscle and joint pain

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  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
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Risks and Warnings for Carisoprodol / Aspirin

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking other medications that also cause sleepiness
    • Recreational drug use
    • Excessive alcohol use
    • Elderly

    Taking Carisoprodol / Aspirin can make you feel sleepy and dizzy, especially if you're taking other medications that can also make you feel sleepy, taking recreational drugs, or drinking too much alcohol. Don't drive or do other tasks that require concentration until you know how this medication affects you. Get up very slowly if you've been sitting or lying down for a while.

Common concerns from people taking Carisoprodol / Aspirin

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Pregnancy

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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while on this medication.
Pain
  • Can cause dizziness, fatigue, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.