In some individuals, the side effects are very severe in nature, whereas in others the intensity is mild. Side effects of any drug can be classified as allergic reactions, mild side effects, and major side effects. This article will talk about the severity of the side effects caused by Soma, a muscle relaxant that is used for treating pain inducing muscle conditions.
Major side effects
Major side effects are bound to be experienced by persons who are considered to be medically weak. However, in some, these side effects might or might not occur. The probability of encountering these side effects are very less. Common major side effects are
- Black stool
- Chest pain, cold sweats and chills
- Fever, fainting
- Fast heartbeat, shortness of breath
- Painful urination, loss of bladder control
- Muscle spasm
- A sore throat, ulcer or white spots near your mouth
- Unusual pleading
Mild side effects
These are more common in incidence and the most common side effect is drowsiness. It is almost experienced by everyone who takes this pill. With less probability than drowsiness, here are some mild side effects which happen more often.
- Dry mouth
- Fast breathing
- Redness in face
- Spinning sensation
- Pain in stomach or throat
Other side effects with regards to underlying medical problems
Certain side effects of Soma are more common in those who have some underlying problems. Here is the list of such side effects
Nervous system side effects like sedation, headache, insomnia, ataxia, dizziness, tremor and agitation are experienced by those with serious medical problems. Hypersensitive side effects like fever, asthma, hypotension and anaphylasix are rarely experienced and also the cardiovascular side effects like postural hypertension, tachycardia, facial flushing and others are also seen in some people.
Severity of side effects
Those who take Soma 250 mg have a higher incidence of side effects than those who took 350 mg. The most serious side effects of Soma are very less and the incidence is very low. The serious side effects (very high severity) are
- Extreme weakness or sedation
- Vision loss
- Confusion and agitation
These are very rare and the severity of these side effects are very high. The common and mild side effects usually wade off within a few weeks or within days of discontinuing the drug. The serious side effects may take months to wade off and in some cases, they may be permanent too. The mild side effects should also be addressed with your doctor if they cause hindrance to your lifestyle.
Allergic side effects
The allergic side effects get triggered in those individuals who have exhibit allergic reactions to the main ingredient in Soma or other inactive chemicals. This includes color-inducing chemicals too. The common allergic side effects include hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of any part of your face or swelling in the throat. The allergic side effects of Soma might be dangerous depending on the extent of allergic reaction that one exhibit towards the medicinal composition of the drug. The allergic reactions should be addressed immediately and might need hospitalization. These side effects might wade off with the right allergic medication.
The severity of side effect is based on one’s medical history, medical condition, a list of drugs that are been taken and certain other factors. It is supposedly believed that the side effects are very high in children less than 18 years of age and in senior citizens. The severity can vary from one individual to another.