Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant. Its effect is due to the blocking of nerve impulses (or pain) sent to the brain.
Carisoprodol is used along with rest and physiotherapy to treat wounds and other muscle injuries.
Carisoprodol may be used for other purposes not mentioned in this guide.
• Do not take carisoprodol if you have acute intermittent porphyria.
• Before you start taking the drug, tell your doctor if you suffer from liver or kidney disease. You may need a reduced dose of the drug or special monitoring during the course of treatment.
• It is not known whether the drug is capable of harming the fetus. Do not take carisoprodol without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant.
• It is not known whether carisoprodol can pass into breast milk. If you are a nursing mother, do not take the drug without consulting a doctor.
• Carisoprodol is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
MODE OF APPLICATION
• Take carisoprodol exactly as your doctor recommends. To clarify the indications for use, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
• Each dose should be washed down with a full glass of water.
• The maximum daily dose of carisoprodol is not 1,400 mg (4 tablets).
• Store carisoprodol at room temperature in a cool, dry place.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I MISS ACCEPTANCE OF THE DRUG?
• Take the medicine as soon as you remember. If the time for the next dose is already approaching, you should not take the missed dose. You should wait for the next dose. Do not take a double dose of medication. Try to take the drug at 4-hour intervals.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN CASE OF OVERDOSAGE OF THE DRUG?
• Consult a doctor immediately.
• Symptoms of an overdose of carisoprodol include low blood pressure (weakness, fatigue, confusion), weak breathing, and loss of consciousness.
• Use caution when driving, operating industrial equipment, or performing other hazardous work. Carisoprodol may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience this condition, refrain from hazardous activities.
• Use caution when drinking alcohol. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by carisoprodol.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF CARIS PRODOL?
• Immediately stop taking the drug and consult your doctor if you experience the following serious side effects:
• an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; narrowing of the airways; swelling of the lips, tongue, face; or a rash);
• paralysis (loss of sensation) or extreme weakness;
• loss of vision; or
• Anxiety or tremor.
• Rather, other, less serious, side effects may occur. Continue to take the drug and tell your doctor if you have
• drowsiness or dizziness;
• blurred vision;
• insomnia; or
• Other side effects not described in this manual may occur. Any unusual side effects, especially those that cause your concern, should be reported to your doctor.