Common indications with Soma:
Soma is used essentially as a muscle relaxant. It relieves pain and stiffness caused by spasms of muscles and uneasiness caused by sprain or strain.
Remember before you start with the therapy:
The adult dosage of Soma is one tablet of 350 mg three times in a day, to be taken orally. Patients below 12 years of age should not be administered this medicine. To avoid stomach upset, you should take Soma with food or milk.
Patients with acute intermittent porphyria should avoid taking Soma. If you have prior history of liver or kidney ailment, do inform your doctor about this as your dose could be reduced or you may need special monitoring while you are on Soma.
If you are pregnant, it is better to ask the doctor first about the drug, since it is not yet known whether Soma reacts adversely with the unborn.
Similarly, it is also not know the effect of Soma on milk – therefore take doctor’s permission before using Somain case you are breast-feeding. Children below 12 years of age should not be administered this drug.
What to do in case of missed dose:
Take Soma as soon as you remember about the missed dose, but when it is only within an hour or so. If you do not remember till much later, ignore the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take double the dose, just to make up for the missed dose.
Likely side effects of Soma:
Insomnia and syncope, depression, headache, edginess, restlessness, trembling, loss of full control over body movements, loss of balance and giddiness are some of the expected side effects.
Various types of idiosyncrasies or allergies could develop within the first to fourth dose for users who have had no exposure to Soma.
Fixed drug eruption with cross reaction to meprobamate, rash, multiforme, erythema, eosinophilia, pruritus can also be experienced by some patients. Serious side effects include, fever, giddiness, smarting eyes, asthma attacks, weakness, hypotension, angioneurotic edema and anaphylactoid shock.
Information about Soma storage:
Keep Soma in a room at a temperature between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). The drug should be dispensed in a air tight container.
When you have overdosed whilst taking Soma:
If you suspect of overdosing, ask for emergency medical help. watch out for the following signs of overdosing: reduction of blood pressure by way of fainting, disorientation and weakness; reduced breathing and loss of consciousness.
Driving, operating machinery or doing any other activity which might be dangerous should be done using abundant caution since Soma could cause giddiness and sleepiness. If you develop these signs, abandon the activities. Drink alcohol in moderation since it may react with the drug and increase sleepiness and giddiness.
Soma muscle relaxant. It relieves pain and stiffness caused by spasms of muscles and uneasiness caused by sprain or strain.