Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Soma Compound with Codeine
Generic Name: aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine (Pronunciation: AS pir in, kar EYE soe PROE dol, and KOE deen)
What is aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine (Soma Compound with Codeine)?
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.
Codeine is a narcotic pain medicine.
The combination of aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat pain, muscle spasm, and other symptoms related to injuries and other painful muscular conditions.
Aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine (Soma Compound with Codeine)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine (Soma Compound with Codeine)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to carisoprodol, codeine, or meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown), or if you have ever had asthma or a severe allergic reaction to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). You also should not use this medicine if you have porphyria, a bleeding disorder, a history of serious stomach problems caused by taking aspirin.
Before you take aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine, tell your doctor if you have asthma or sulfite allergy, kidney or liver disease, a breathing disorder, a history of stomach ulcer or intestinal blockage, or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice. This medication should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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