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Codeine phos, Carisoprodol and Aspirin oral
CODEINE/CARISOPRODOL/ASPIRIN - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CODEINE/CARISOPRODOL/ASPIRIN - ORAL

(KO-deen/kar-iss-oh-PRO-dole/ASP-er-in)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Soma Compound W/Codeine

WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin- containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.

Uses

This combination product is used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with musculoskeletal injuries/conditions.

How To Use

Take this with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication with 6 to 8 ounces (180-240ml) of water. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time without your doctor's approval. Also, if used for a long period of time at high doses, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor. When used for extended periods, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Consult your doctor if the medication isn't relieving the pain sufficiently.

Side Effects

Stomach upset, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, hiccup or flushing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a rapid heart rate, fainting, black stools, hearing problems, easy bruising, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin, depression. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: blood disorders, asthma, a history of drug dependency, ulcers or intestinal problems, kidney or liver disease, nasal polyps, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication contains aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. Limit alcohol intake. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use, including: anti-seizure drugs, antidepressants, other narcotic pain relievers, non- narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, sedatives, cimetidine, "blood thinners" (anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin, heparins, NSAIDs), quinidine, acetazolamide, corticosteroids, medication for gout, drugs used for diabetes, methotrexate. Aspirin is an ingredient in many over-the-counter products. To prevent an overdose of aspirin, read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers or cold products to be sure they do not contain aspirin. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain your over-the-counter products contain aspirin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, fever, ringing in ears, confusion, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, irregular heartbeat, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

Notes

This medication is used in addition to rest, physical therapy or other measures prescribed to relieve your condition. Since this medication may make you temporarily feel better, do not engage in exercise or heavy lifting until recovery is complete as this may cause further muscle damage; follow your doctor's orders.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.