Soma is the brand name of the medication Carisoprodol, which is used to treat chronic pain. Soma pill is available as a prescription only, and is known to hold minimal potential for abuse. The pain relief offered by Soma is considered safer than others, due to the fact that it relieves pain without the addictive potential of opioid based medication. However, if the medication is taken in combination with other substances such as alcohol or other controlled substances, the "high effects" can be heightened and the potential for addiction rises considerably.
Soma helps in fighting the pain in the body with its sedative like properties. The medication changes the way we feel pain. It blocks the neural pathway of the pain, thereby blocking the flow of the pain signal through the spine to the brain. This gives the perception that the medication is actually helping in countering the pain in the body, while it is simply blocking the pain sensation.
There are both less serious and more serious side effects due to the medication. Less serious side-effects should be monitored for worsening or intensifying symptoms, such as:
Most instances of Soma addiction are due to the medication being combined with other drugs or alcoholic substances. Soma alone poses low risk for mild psychological dependence. In the case that an individual is addicted to Soma, and combines this drug with other substances like alcohol or opioid, the mixture can generate a severe psychological addiction and/or physical dependence on Soma. Below is a list of withdrawal symptoms associated with Soma dependence.
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