Friday, July 29, 2011

Soma 350 mg 37 WALLACE 2001 SOMA Front
Soma is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.
Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Soma may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Soma is the generic form of Soma watson, and is an analgesic that is utilized in the treatment and prevention of pain.
Chemical Information
Soma hydrochloride’s molecular weight is 299.8. Soma hydrochloride is white powder with crystals, a bitter taste, and no smell. At a pKa of 9.41, it dissolves readily in ethanol and water. The n-octanol/H2O logP coefficient for this drug is 1.35, with pH level of 7. The formula for SOMA WATSON in white pill form includes 50 mg Soma hydrochloride. Corn starch, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide and wax are the inactive ingredients in the tablet.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some general considerations for when and how to take Soma include the following:
  • Soma comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three times daily and at bedtime.
  • You can take the medication with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • In general, it should only be used for a maximum of two to three weeks at a time.
  • The muscle relaxant can cause significant drowsiness, so your healthcare provider may recommend that you take it only at night (especially if you need to be alert during the day).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
Brand-name Soma is made by MedPointe Pharmaceuticals, while the generic version is made by several different manufacturers

It is not known exactly how Soma works to relieve muscle 

However, it is known that it works mostly in the brain stem and spinal cord and not directly on the muscles. Also, the liver metabolizes the drug into meprobamate, a barbiturate medication with anti-anxiety and sedative properties. It is thought that it is this metabolite that contributes to the abuse potential of Soma. Interestingly, although meprobamate is a controlled substance in the United States, Soma is not categorized as a controlled substance.