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Is 350mg taking 4 times a day really too much.

my name is kamyra evans and I am taking 350mg 4 times a day of the carsoprodol.  When I take the medicine I start losing my balance, getting dizzy, and sometimes people could be talking to my but when I respond back to them my speech is slurred.&...
by kamyra evans in Bolivia, NC, 05/12/2008

Carisoprodol (Soma)
(kar-eye-so- PROH-dohl)
Pregnancy Category: C Soma (Rx)

Classification: Skeletal muscle relaxant, centrally acting

See Also: See also Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting .

Action/Kinetics: Does not directly relax skeletal muscles. Sedative effects may be responsible for muscle relaxation. Onset: 30 min. Duration: 4-6 hr. Peak serum levels: 4-7 mcg/mL. t 1/2: 8 hr. Metabolized in the liver and excreted in the urine.

Uses: As an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures to treat skeletal muscle disorders including bursitis, low back disorders, contusions, fibrositis, spondylitis, sprains, muscle strains, and cerebral palsy.

Contraindications: Acute intermittent porphyria. Hypersensitivity to carisoprodol or meprobamate. Children under 12 years of age.

Special Concerns: Use with caution during lactation and in impaired liver or kidney function. May cause GI upset and sedation in infants.

Side Effects: CNS: Ataxia, dizziness, drowsiness, excitement, tremor, syncope, vertigo, insomnia, irritability, headache, depressive reactions. GI: N&V, gastric upset, hiccoughs. CV: Flushing of face, postural hypotension, tachycardia. Allergic reactions: Pruritus, skin rashes, erythema multiforme, eosinophilia, fever, dizziness, angioneurotic edema, asthmatic symptoms, ``smarting'' of the eyes, weakness, hypotension, anaphylaxis.

Overdose Management: Symptoms: Stupor, coma, shock, respiratory depression, and rarely death. Treatment: Supportive measures. Diuresis, osmotic diuresis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis. Monitor urinary output to avoid overhydration. Observe client for possible relapse due to incomplete gastric emptying and delayed absorption.

Drug Interactions: Alcohol / Additive CNS depressant effects Antidepressants, tricyclic / Effect of carisoprodol Barbiturates / Possible effect of carisoprodol, followed by inhibition of carisoprodol Chlorcyclizine / Effect of carisoprodol CNS depressants / Additive CNS depression MAO inhibitors / Effect of carisoprodol by breakdown by liver Phenobarbital / Effect of carisoprodol by breakdown by liver Phenothiazines / Additive depressant effects

How Supplied: Tablet: 350 mg

?Tablets Skeletal muscle disorders.
Adults: 350 mg q.i.d. (take last dose at bedtime).

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