Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that blocks pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.
- Carisoprodol is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
- Carisoprodol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
- Carisoprodol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by this medicine.
- You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using carisoprodol after using it over a long period of time. Do not stop using this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.