One should be aware of basic information about the drug which they are about to administer. And the same is applicable for Soma medication too. Your doctor would have given a short outline about the drug and the other directions to use. This article will dwell in-depth about the information which you need to know about Soma.
First of all, Soma is a muscle relaxant which works in the nervous system to block the pain signals from reaching the brain. Since your brain is no aware of the pain, you would not feel it.
Who shouldn’t be taking Soma?
This drug should not be used by everyone. There are certain kinds of people who should not be using this drug or should not use it without mentioning the medical condition to the doctor. If you fall under any one of these categories, you either need to stop taking Soma or should consult a doctor immediately.
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Medical conditions related to kidney, liver or brain
- Allergic to any muscle relaxant
- Drug or substance addiction history
- Problems related to sleep
- Those who are taking drugs which induces sleep or drowsiness
- Child less than 12 years or senior citizen above the age of 65
In short, if you have any major medical condition, talk to your doctor before you start consuming Soma.
- Consumption of the medicine should only be with a full glass of water or any other non-alcoholic beverage.
- The medicine can be taken before or after a meal.
- There should be a minimum gap of 8 hours between two doses.
- Overdose would lead to vision problems, hallucination, fast heartbeat, muscle stiffness, seizure, fainting and others.
- Overdose can be fatal too. Get emergency medical help as fast as you can.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or any drug that induces sleepiness.
- Do not break, crush or dissolve the tablet before swallowing
- Keep the drug away from heat or moisture
What not to take?
Soma interacts with many medications and food items. There are more than 690 drug interactions and a few food interactions possible with Soma. Here is the list of top drugs that should not be taken while using Soma.
- Drug for a cough or cold
- Drugs for insomnia or other sleep-related disorder
- Drugs for psychiatric conditions
- Drugs for seizure
- Drugs for a headache, body pain or any other pain medication
- Caffeine based drugs
Many herbal drugs and even vitamin tablets would interact with Soma. Thus, talk to your doctor about the drug that you administer for treating any medical condition. Your doctor will determine whether Soma is right for you or not.
Side effects are common with Soma. The common side effects include drowsiness, anxiety, and nausea, redness to face, unsteady walking, dizziness or lightheadedness. These side effects would wade of within weeks or would disappear when you stop using the drug. If these side effects do no wade off within time or if it aggravates impairing your day-to-day functioning, get in touch with your doctor. Alternatively, it is completely normal for you to experience the side effects.
Serious side effects include chest pain, loss of control in the bladder, shortness of breathing, unusual bleeding, swollen glands, fever, painful urination, and chills. If you experience any side effects, stop the drug immediately and get in touch with your doctor.
This is not the complete information about Soma. While you buy the drug from any Canadian online pharmacy site, read the description and instructions given in the drug portal. Stick to directions given by your doctor.