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Soma pill is the generic name of Carisoprodol, which is a muscle relaxant. It is the type of centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant which works by blocking the neural transmission of pain sensation to reach the brain. The medical use of Carisoprodol was approved in the US in 1959.
People suffering from acute musculoskeletal pain are prescribed for the usage of this medication. It is recommended for short-term usage of generally 2 to 3 weeks as Carisoprodol is categorised as a schedule IV controlled substance by Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA).
Soma and Alcohol interaction is a commonly discussed topic for its adverse effects on the user. Numerous classes of medications are seen to interact with alcohol, like antibiotics, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, non-narcotic pain medication, and anti-inflammatory agents. They can cause mild to adverse negative effects when taken with alcohol.
(1) pharmacokinetic interactions and
(2) pharmacodynamic interactions.
Why do people mix Soma with alcohol?
When alcohol is mixed with Soma V 2410 pills it results in pharmacodynamic interactions. Soma and alcohol interaction enhances the effects of the medication. Many people are reported to mix Soma muscle relaxant with alcohol as it induces a relaxing sense of euphoria, or high, a pleasing relaxation making the person feel very good, and induces sleepiness.
The dangers of mixing alcohol and Soma pain medication
- Somnolence, or not waking up after falling asleep
- Slowed or difficulty in breathing
- Impaired motor coordination, leading to physical injury from falls or accidents
- Increased physical weakness
- Unusual behavioural changes, including agitation, incoherence, and confusion
- Memory problems or loss
- Increased risk of seizures
Some dangerous side effects also include:
- A head rush as blood pressure drops
- Facial flushing
- Respiratory distress
Treatment of Soma pill and Alcohol addiction
The use of Soma pill is recommended for short-term usage, for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. As the medication can cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Also, alcohol addiction can cause memory loss and physical hazards. Both the substances can cause serious life-threatening effects so it is always recommended to take suggestions from physicians and seek help. Some common measures are:
- Assessment by an addiction treatment professional
- Supervised detoxification period
How long after taking Soma pills can I drink alcohol?
- It is not recommended to take Soma pills if a person has succumbed to alcohol addiction. As the Soma pain medication impacts remain for 5 to 6 hours so a person can potentially take the drug the previous day, then drink safely at night the next day . But Carisoprodol interaction with alcohol can cause many negative side effects so it should be avoided.
- Alcohol and Medication Interactions, published 1999
- Dangers of Mixing Soma and Alcohol (Short & Long Term Side Effects), published January 7, 2022
- Concurrent Alcohol and Soma Abuse, published February 19, 2021