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
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
ringing in the ears or changes in hearing
signs or symptoms of bleeding like black, tarry stools, or vomiting or coughing up blood or black material
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications
This medicine may also interact with the following medications
alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
barbiturates, like phenobarbital
medicines for depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions
medicines for diabetes
medicines for gout or arthritis
medicines for pain
medicines for sleep
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
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.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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
lung or breathing disease, like asthma
peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding
an unusual or allergic reaction to carisoprodol, aspirin, meprobamate, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
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.
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.
If you are less than 15 years of age and have the chicken pox, flu, or other infection like the common cold, talk to your doctor. Do not use the medicine if you are a teenager or child that may have a viral infection.