Medications


Aspirin, ASA; Carisoprodol tablets

What is this medicine?

ASPIRIN; CARISOPRODOL (AS pir in; kar eye soe PROE dole) helps to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Do not take more medicine than you are told to take.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • ringing of the ears

  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness

  • nausea, vomiting

  • tiredness

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • cidofovir

  • defibrotide

  • ketorolac

  • methotrexate

  • narcotic medicines for cough

  • probenecid

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold

  • certain medicines for anxiety or sleep

  • certain medicines for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline

  • certain medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, primidone

  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban

  • general anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol

  • local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine

  • medicines that relax muscles for surgery

  • narcotic medicines for pain

  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen

  • other aspirin or aspirin-like medicines

  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

  • sulfinpyrazone

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if it taken by other adults, children, or pets. Mix any unused medicine with a substance like cat litter or coffee grounds. Then throw the medicine away in a sealed container like a sealed bag or a coffee can with a lid. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F).

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • drink more than 3 alcohol- containing drinks per day

  • drug abuse or addiction

  • hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, low platelets, or other bleeding problems

  • kidney disease or problems going to the bathroom

  • liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma

  • peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding

  • porphyria

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carisoprodol, aspirin, meprobamate, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

Too much aspirin can be very dangerous. Do not take aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin with this medicine. Many non-prescription medicines contain aspirin. Always read the labels carefully.

This medicine can irritate your stomach or cause bleeding problems. Do not spoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medicine to prevent irritation to your throat.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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