A muscle cramp or muscle spasm is a common problem which you might face anytime. It is normal to face muscle pain when you get indulged in something you have not done for so long such as jogging, your exercise intensity level has suddenly increased, heavy workouts or house work. Anyone can get affected by muscle pain may be a child or an old man.
Muscle cramps are mostly caused by sudden twisting of tendons. A sharp pain may not go at once, it will take a long time to go by itself or it may also become more severe if not treated in time. Muscle spasm affects your daily tasks. A single jerk may make you bedridden. I myself have faced many muscle problems in my life. One incident happened just before one month while I went for jogging to a park. On the first day due to running, suddenly a sprain caught me and for half an hour I was unable to stand up. I thought that maybe this was my last walk and lost all hope of getting back to normal. After some time a person suggested me to take Carisoprodol. With its single-use, I was aghast to see myself again back to normal. I could lift up my leg and walk/jog. I am really thankful to my friend who has advised me to use Carisoprodol.
What Do You Know By Carisoprodol?
Carisoprodol comes under Carbamate class and is a potent muscle relaxer that breaks the pain sensations going on between brain and nerves. Carisoprodol is effective as a muscle relaxant but with mild exercise and rest. It is an FDA approved drug widely used for relieving moderate to severe muscle pain.
Dosage Scheme of Carisoprodol:
You have to take 250 to 350 mg three times per day through orally and also at bedtime in the case of adults. You can have this with a good quantity of water. If you skip the dose take it as soon as you remember or restart the dose from the next day. In the case of overdose, you might observe symptoms such as vision problem, shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and hallucinations etc, so convey your doctor about these symptoms.
Some Do’s And Don’ts To Be Followed While Taking Carisoprodol:
Carisoprodol should be avoided in persons who suffer from drug abuse or addiction. It is a habit forming drug, so use it cautiously in people. Do not cease the medication at once without letting your doctor know about it. It may cause side effects which affect your thinking process. It is advised not to get indulged in driving or drinking alcohol, as it may cause more dizziness. Make sure to let your doctor know about any condition such as liver/kidney disorder or epilepsy. Never given to patients who are less than 12 years.
Side Effects of Carisoprodol:
Various possible after effects which are mostly seen with Carisoprodol are mentioned below:
- Lack of coordination