What is Carisoprodol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Carisoprodol is relaxing in the oral muscle. It is unclear the exact mechanism of action. It can work by altering nerve communication in parts of the brain that control pain perception and in the spinal cord. The FDA approved carisoprodol in April 1959.
What are the uses of Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol is used for short-term relief of acute painful muscle and skeletal problems in adults in combination with rest and physical therapy. It is used for only two or three months.
- The prescribed dose of carisoprodol is 250 or 350 mg three times a day and at bedtime.
- The recommended duration of treatment is 2 to 3 weeks.
To prevent symptoms of withdrawal, if used for a long time, carisoprodol should be stopped slowly.
What are the side effects of Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol’s most common side effects are: