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Classification: Carbamate

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: IV

Other names for Soma

  • carisoprodol

Soma Addiction

Soma was approved for use in patients in 1959. Used for musculoskeletal pain, Soma is prescribed for up to three weeks in patients who take Soma pills. Possessing a high rate of drug interactions, it must be used carefully by those prescribed the drug.

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Intended Use of Soma

Soma is prescribed for those experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

How Soma Is Taken

Soma is traditionally taken as a 350mg pill, which lasts for up to six hours, three times a day with a dose taken at bedtime.

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Side Effects of

Soma can give patients a slight sense of euphoria. Those with sulfa drug allergies may or may not be able to use some formulations of this drug.

  • Skin rash
  • Clumsiness
  • Headache
  • Fast heart rate
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Signs of an
Addiction to Soma

Abused commonly in the 1950s and 1960s, Soma can be used for its relaxant properties. High anti-social traits can be seen in those who experience withdrawal from the drug, as well as cognitive deficiencies that can persist for days to years. The combination of Soma with opioids and benzos is referred to as the “Holy Trinity,” due to the quality of high users get. Many overdoses on Soma occur due to the high rate of drug interactions in users who aren’t aware of them.

Abuse Facts

In 2014 actress Skye McCole Bartusiak died of an overdose due to the combined effects of carisoprodol, hydrocodone and difluoroethane.