Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data
- Muscle Relaxants
- Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Brands / Synonyms
Apesan; Arusal; Atonalyt; Brianil; Calenfa; Caprodat; Carisol; Carisoma; Carisoprodate; Carisoprodatum; Carisoprodol and Aspirin; Carlsodol; Carlsoma; Carlsoprol; Carsodal; Carsodol; Coprobate; Diolene; Domarax; Flexal; Flexartal; Flexartel; Flibol E; Isobamate; Isomeprobamate; Isopropyl Meprobamate; Isoprotan; Isoprotane; Isoprothane; Izoprotan; Mediquil; Meprobamate; Meprocon; Mioartrina; Miolisodal; Miolisodol; Mioratrina; Mioril; Mioriodol; Nospasm; RELA; Relasom; Relax; Sanoma; Skutamil; Soma; Soma Compound with Codeine; Somadril; Somalgit; Somanil; Stialgin; Tonolyt Isopropyl Meprobamate
For the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful, musculoskeletal conditions.
Carisoprodol is used as a skeletal muscle relaxant. One of its metabolites, meprobamate, is available as an anxiolytic agent.
Mechanism of Action
The mechanism of action is not known. Rather than acting directly on skeletal muscle, carisoprodol interrupts neuronal communication within the reticular formation and spinal cord, resulting in sedation and alteration in pain perception.
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, giddiness, nausea, indigestion, or rash. Other adverse effects attributed to therapeutic use of carisoprodol include dizziness, irritability, insomnia, diplopia, temporary loss of vision, ataxia, weakness, headache, and dysarthria. Non-CNS adverse effects include gastrointestinal complaints, tachycardia, and postural hypotension. Patients sensitive to sulfites or tartrazine may experience wheezing, allergic rashes including erythema multiforme, or anaphylaxis after using some preparations of carisoprodol which contain such additives
Biotrnasformation / Drug Metabolism
Acute intermittent porphyria as well as allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to carisoprodol or related compounds,
such as meprobamate, mebutamate, or tybamate.
No information provided.