Aspirin (AS-pir-in), Carisoprodol (kar-eye-soe-PROE-dole), Codeine (KOE-deen)
Treats muscle pain and stiffness. This medicine is a muscle relaxer. Codeine is a narcotic pain reliever.
Soma Compound w/Codeine
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to carisoprodol, meprobamate, codeine, aspirin, or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin®, Advil®, Nuprin®, or Tolectin®. You should not use if you have bleeding disorders, porphyria, or active ulcers.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Take the tablets with food or milk.
- Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid constipation.
If a dose is missed:
- Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
- If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- You should not use two doses at one time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Keep this medicine in the original tightly closed container at room temperature and away from moisture and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking MAO inhibitors, such as Marplan®, Parnate®, or Nardil®.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin®) or methotrexate (for arthritis or psoriasis).
- Avoid drugs that can make you sleepy such as tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and cold or allergy medicines.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Check with your doctor before taking if you have diabetes, liver, heart, or kidney problems, asthma, or seizures.
- Aspirin should not be given to children or teenagers with chickenpox or flu symptoms unless approved by your child's doctor.
- This medicine may be habit-forming and dangerous if taken in high doses.
- This medicine may cause drowsiness. If it does, be careful when driving a car or operating machinery.
- This medicine may cause constipation. This is more common if you use it for a long time. Ask your doctor if you should also use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.
- When a mother is breastfeeding and takes codeine, there is a very small chance that this medicine could cause serious side effects in the baby. This is because codeine works differently in a few women, so their breast milk contains too much medicine. If you take codeine, be alert for these signs of overdose in your nursing baby: sleeping more than usual, trouble breastfeeding, trouble breathing, or being limp and weak. Call the baby's doctor right away if you think there is a problem. If you cannot talk to the doctor, take the baby to the emergency room or call 911.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe drowsiness.
- Skin rash.
- Blood in the stool.
- Itching or swelling.
- Ringing in the ears.
- Slow heartbeat.
- Hives, fainting, seizures, or trouble breathing.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dizziness, especially when standing up.
- Nausea or vomiting.