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Soma is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute musculoskeletal pain. Soma is also referred to by its drug name, Carisoprodol.

Soma is a muscle relaxant. Soma is believed to work by inhibiting pain sensations.

How do I take it?
Soma is taken three times a day and at bedtime.

Soma comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Soma lists common side effects including headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, depression, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and hiccups.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Soma include dependence and seizures.

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