Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy. The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy.
Your doctor may adjust your dose of carisoprodol if you are a poor metabolizer.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See “Drug Precautions” section. Serious side effects have been reported with carisoprodol.
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However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention. If carisoprodol is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur.
The effect of carisoprodol on the nursing infant is not known. The active ingredient in carisoprodol is excreted in human breast milk.
Alcohol may intensify this side effect. Carisoprodol can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how carisoprodol affects you.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken 3 times a day and at bedtime, with or without food.
Carisoprodol may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Carisoprodol belongs to a class of drugs called muscle relaxants, which help prevent muscle spasms without affecting overall muscle control. Carisoprodol is a prescription medication used to relax muscles and relieve pain due to muscle spasms.
If you are a poor metabolizer, the levels of carisoprodol in your blood can become too high. Carisoprodol can lead to side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and headache, among others. As a result you may be at an increased risk of having more side effects from carisoprodol. CYP2C19 testing is done to determine whether you are a poor metabolizer. (See Carisoprodol Side Effects and Precautions sections).
Do not take two doses of carisoprodol at the same time. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.
It is recommended that carisoprodol be taken for a maximum of 3 weeks.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken 3 times a day and at bedtime, with or without food. It is recommended that carisoprodol be taken for a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks.
Take carisoprodol exactly as prescribed.
Common side effects of carisoprodol include headache, nausea, and vomiting.
This is not a complete list of carisoprodol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If you take too much carisoprodol call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
Common side effects of carisoprodol include:
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Medicines can interact with certain foods. In the case of carisoprodol, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving carisoprodol. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods.
Serious side effects have been reported with carisoprodol including:
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Take carisoprodol exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
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Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. This medication may be prescribed for other uses.
This is not a complete list of carisoprodol drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Carisoprodol is part of the drug class:
Carisoprodol can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Alcohol may intensify this side effect. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how carisoprodol affects you.
Do not take carisoprodol if you:
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l your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Alcohol may intensify some side effects of this medication.
Some patients have less of this protein in their bodies, affecting how much of the drug gets eliminated. Levels of CYP2C19 can vary greatly between individuals, and those having less of this protein are known as "poor metabolizers.". CYP2C19 is an enzyme in the blood that is responsible for breaking down carisoprodol and other drugs in the body.
It is recommended carisoprodol only be taken for up to three weeks. The recommended dosage of carisoprodol is 250 to 350 mg taken three times a day and at bedtime.
Carisoprodol is a prescription medication used to relax muscles and relieve pain due to muscle spasms.
This medication may be given to a pregnant woman if her healthcare provider believes that its benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to her unborn baby. Carisoprodol falls into category C.Carisoprodol