What is Soma?
Soma, also known as carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant that is prescribed in order to reduce pain, stiffness, and other discomforts associated with muscle spasms, sprains, strains, and other muscle injuries.
It is available on its own as monotherapy or, as generic carisoprodol, combined with aspirin and codeine. When taken as prescribed, it can be a safe and effective medication, but some people abuse it in order to get high. Common street names include Dance, Soma Coma, and Las Vegas Cocktail. Soma is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning that it has a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. However, research indicates that abuse of Soma is on the rise, particularly in the last 10 years.
How does Soma work?
Soma works by acting on the central nervous system. It is recommended for the short-term treatment of pain and is available only by prescription. Soma should not be used in place of exercise, physical therapy, and rest for the long-term treatment of muscle and bone conditions.
Soma disturbs the interaction between these nerves present in the central nervous system and relaxes the muscles and makes you feel relief from the pain.
How Soma affects your body?
Soma tablets are prescribed for short-term treatment and they are intended to be taken orally three times daily. These tablets are small, white, and round, with the typical dose being 350 milligrams. Soma is also available in tablet form combined with codeine or aspirin.
A person is more likely to become addicted to Soma if they take it for longer than recommended or if they misuse it in any way, such as taking larger or more frequent doses than prescribed. Some people may also obtain Soma illegally and misuse it to enhance the side effects of other illegal drugs.
Soma Side Effects:
Side effects of muscle relaxers include:
Sleepiness or grogginess
More serious side effects include:
Light-headedness or fainting
Any serious side effects should be reported to a doctor immediately.