What is Soma?
Soma, which is also called Carisoprodol, is available on the market and online in the form of 250mg and 350mg white, round tablets. Carisoprodol is a crystalline, white powder, having a modest, characteristic odor along with a bitter taste. Moreover, it is marginally soluble in water; easily soluble in acetone, chloroform and alcohol; and its solubility is actually independent of PH. It is present as racemic mixture. Other chemical ingredients, which are present in Soma, include starch, alginic acid, tribasic calcium phosphate, potassium sorbate and magnesium stearate.
Use and Indications:
Being a strong skeletal muscle relaxant, Soma medication is meant for relief of distress and discomfort associated with painful, acute musculoskeletal conditions. To avoid undesirable effects, the medicine should not be used for extensive duration without doctor’s approval. It should only be consumed for short period (maximum 2 to 3 weeks) because adequate proof of effectiveness and usefulness for prolonged use has in fact not been completely established. Furthermore, it has been observed that painful and acute musculoskeletal conditions are usually of short duration.
It is a potent muscle relaxer, which stops pain sensations from moving between the central nervous system and nerves, as a result, a patient feels less pain and discomfort. For more effective results, it is used in combination with physical therapy and adequate rest to treat different types of skeletal muscle conditions.
If an individual is suffering from porphyria, which is a hereditary enzyme disorder, causing symptoms affecting nervous system or skin, they should not consume Soma pills. This medicine has a tendency to become habit-forming, therefore it is very important to consume the doses according to medic’s recommendations. Decreasing or increasing the doses on your own or taking the dosages for longer time than recommended will cause harmful effects of tolerance and addiction. Misuse of this drug can cause overdose and even death.
If the medication is abused or mishandled, it may impair your reactions and thinking. After taking the potency, be careful when you are driving or operating machinery. While taking Soma, avoid drinking alcohol or other drinks, which can cause drowsiness. The medication can increase dizziness and drowsiness, thus try to avoid tasks and activities, which need you to be alert and awake. When you stop taking Soma drug after a long duration of consumption, you may experience symptoms of withdrawal. Do not stop the doses suddenly without first consulting with your doctor.
Soma Pills Effective For Pain Management Due To Muscle Cramp:
Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary spasms or contractions in one or more than one muscles. It is very common and typically occurs after exercise. Many people get muscle cramp after leg cramp in the night. It is very painful and it might lasts from few seconds to many minutes. Hence it becomes necessary to treat it with the help of pain reliever. Soma pills are one such drug which is very effective and helpful in pain management of muscle cramps.
You may have experienced cramp in any muscle but it mostly happens in the feet, thighs, abdomen, arms, hands and area along the rib cage.
What causes Muscle Cramps?
The causes of muscle cramps are dehydration, getting dialysis, straining as well as overusing muscle, and compression of the nerves because of problems such as pinched nerve or spinal cord injury in the back or nerve, low level of electrolyte (potassium, magnesium and calcium), pregnancy, certain medicines, and enough blood not going in the muscle. Occasionally the cause is not clear. Soma muscle relaxer is very helpful in treating muscle cramp in any part of the body.
Who is at risk for Muscle Cramp?
Anyone might get muscle cramp but the risk is more in people who are overweight, athletes, pregnant women, elderly and people with specific medical condition like nerve or thyroid disorder.
When to see the doctor about Muscle Cramp?
Muscle cramps are generally harmless and may go away after few minutes. But you need to talk to your health care specialist when the cramp becomes severe, lasts for long time, happens frequently, does not becomes better after stretching or drinking plenty of fluids, followed by muscle weakness or is followed by redness, swelling or warmth feeling.
Treatment Options for Muscle Cramp:
Usually, there is no need of muscle cramp treatment. A person might get relief after the cramp by simply stretching and massaging the muscle, intake of excess fluids in case of dehydration or applying ice when the muscle becomes sore and applying heat when the muscle is tight. If some other drug is causing the cramp then, in that case, treating problem will help.
How to prevent Muscle Cramp?
In order to prevent muscle cramp you should drink plenty of fluids. If the individual exercises in heat or performs intense exercise in that case sports drink will help in replacing the electrolytes. Before exercising stretch your muscle. If you get leg cramp during night, stretch the leg muscles before going to bed. Soma drug is also helpful if your pain is severe because of muscle cramp.