Soma is a common muscle relaxant which is used for various medical treatments. You can find it in a lot of Canadian online pharmacy sites and brick and mortar pharmacies as well. In certain places, the drug can be bought without a prescription as well. Though the drug has been very common, the working mechanism of this drug is not well known to many. Before starting to use it, you should know what it does to your body or how it works in your body. The drug has a very simple mechanism of action in a human body. Let us look at it in detail.
Mechanism of pain
Soma does not act on the skeletal muscle though it is given for your muscle pain. Let us learn about the mechanism of pain in the body. When a part of your body or muscle is in pain, the nerves in that part of the body send pain signals to your brain. The brain receives the pain signals and sends corresponding signals through inter-neuronal activities so that you can feel pain in that part of the body. Thus, the pain is experienced only when the brain indicates it.
Mechanism of Soma
This is where Soma comes into the scene. When this pill is ingested, the pain signal from the affected part would not reach the brain. Thus, according to the brain, there is no injured area. Thus, it does not create any pain signals and at the end, you are not in pain. There is no scientific evidence to show how the drug is able to control the signals from your brain. It is theoretically proved that Soma creates certain neuro-chemicals which would alter the brain signals.
Mechanism of absorption
The speed of absorption of Soma is not effectively determined. The time is taken for the blood to show peak amount of drug is 1.5 hours from the time of consumption. During the absorption process, it does not react with other chemicals in the body and hence the drug can be taken with or without food and with any non-alcoholic liquid.
Life cycle of Soma in your body
The metabolism of Soma starts from your liver. The liver breaks down the drug through cytochrome enzyme reaction. At the end of this reaction, the drug is converted into Meprobamate and is sent to the blood stream. It acts on the brain signals till it remains in the blood stream. The half-life of Meprobamate is two hours. The drug either gets eliminated through the kidney or gets excreted from the body. People with low cytochrome production would have a high amount of the drug in their blood, other than Meprobamate. This can cause serious problems. This problem is common in certain ethnicities.
The excretion through kidney would take 8 hours. Because of this long half-life, the possibility of addiction to this drug is very high.
The exact science of how Soma is able to block the pain signals is not known. However, the effectiveness of the drug is very high. In short, it can be understood that the drug does not create any action which would work on the root cause of the pain or would give you a complete recovery. It just masks the pain by preventing you from feeling it. Although pain is an essential indication in showing you if there is a problem in the body, at times, when a condition is already diagnosed or if the body is in already in the healing process, pain does not have much purpose and it is better if it masked with medication. This medicine works on the central nervous system and this is the reason why this drug needs to be taken with caution. Talk to your doctor about all medical conditions that you had and are having at present. Give a list of drugs which you take every day and on-demand. He will be able to determine whether Soma is right for you or not. Taking it for the right duration of time and in right dosage will minimize all risks.