Carisoprodol/Aspirin/Codeine (By mouth)
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Skeletal Muscle Relaxant, Centrally Acting/Analgesic Combination, Skeletal Muscle Relaxant, Centrally Acting/Codeine Combination, Skeletal Muscle Relaxant, Centrally Acting/Salicylate, Aspirin Combination (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Carisoprodol, aspirin, and codeine combination is used to relax certain muscles in your body and relieve the discomfort caused by acute (short-term) painful muscle or bone conditions. However, this medicine does not take the place of rest, exercise, physical therapy, or other treatments that your doctor may recommend for your medical condition.
Carisoprodol is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relax muscles. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used for pain and fever. Codeine is a narcotic analgesic (pain medicine) that acts on the CNS to relieve pain.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
Drink plenty of liquids to help avoid constipation.
This medicine is not for long-term use. Do not use this medicine for more than 2 to 3 weeks (14 to 21 days) to treat pain unless your doctor has told you to.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines and foods can affect how this medicine works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:Acetazolamide Blood pressure medicine, such as atenolol, benazepril, enalapril, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), lisinopril, metoprolol, propranolol Blood thinner medicine, such as clopidogrel, heparin, warfarin Fluvoxamine Insulin, or oral diabetes medicine, such as glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, metformin Methotrexate NSAID pain or arthritis medicine, such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib Omeprazole Phenothiazine medicine, such as promethazine, chlorpromazine Probenecid or sulfinpyrazone Rifampin Steroid medicine, such as dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone St John’s wort
Tell your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol. Tell your doctor if you usually have 3 or more drinks of alcohol per day.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to carisoprodol, codeine, aspirin, or meprobamate, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you have a history of bleeding problems, porphyria, or stomach or bowel problems (such as blockage, perforation) caused by aspirin.
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, digestive system problems (such as stomach ulcers), lung disease or breathing problems (such as COPD or sleep apnea), asthma with nasal polyps and rhinitis, or a history of head injury or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
This medicine can be habit-forming. Do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor if you think your medicine is not working.
This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
This medicine may cause constipation, especially with long-term use. Ask your doctor if you should use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.
This medicine may cause bleeding in your stomach or intestines, without warning signs. Bleeding is more likely if you had a stomach ulcer, drink alcohol regularly, are older than 60 years, or are using certain other medicines (such as a blood thinner or NSAID).
This medicine is not meant for use in children. Serious breathing problems and deaths have occurred when children have been given codeine.
Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Bloody or black, tarry stools
Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
Ringing in your ears
Severe constipation, stomach pain, nausea
Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Restlessness or irritability
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Soma Compound w/Codeine
There may be other brand names for this medicine.