Overview Of Carisoprodol (Soma)

Uses And Benefits

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Carisoprodol is prescribed to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain, such as strains and sprains. Patients usually use it in conjunction with a physical therapy regimen and rest to help the injury heal. Since most injuries heal within a few weeks, there is no need to keep taking the medication for long periods. It is prescribed for short-term relief only, typically for acute pain from an injury. Carisoprodol helps the muscles surrounding an injury relax. This can speed the healing process as the body knits itself back together. 

Most patients will take it three times per day: in the morning, afternoon, and before bed. The medicine can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Sometimes, a doctor may temporarily prescribe the medication to help with other acute pain, such as for a broken bone. However, the prescriber must only use it on a short-term basis. 

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