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Carisoprodol

Also indexed as: Rela, Soma

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Carisoprodol is a drug used as an adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle pain. Carisoprodol is available by prescription alone and in combinations with other drugs.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, and Foods
In some cases, an herb or supplement may appear in more than one category, which may seem contradictory. For clarification, read the full article for details about the summarized interactions.

Depletion or interference

None known

Side effect reduction/prevention

None known

Supportive interaction

None known

Reduced drug absorption/bioavailability

None known

Adverse interaction

None known

An asterisk (*) next to an item in the summary indicates that the interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

Interactions with Foods and Other Compounds

Food
Carisoprodol may be taken with food to prevent stomach upset.1

Alcohol
Carisoprodol may cause dizziness or drowsiness.2 Alcohol may intensify these effects and increase the risk of accidental injury. To prevent problems, people taking carisoprodol or carisoprodol-containing products should avoid alcohol.

References:

1. Threlkeld DS, ed. Central Nervous System Drugs, Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting, Carisoprodol. In Facts and Comparisons Drug Information. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons, Nov 1993, 287f–7g.

2. Threlkeld DS, ed. Central Nervous System Drugs, Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting, Carisoprodol. In Facts and Comparisons Drug Information. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons, Nov 1993, 287f–7g.

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