Carisoprodol vs Flexeril

Carisoprodol
(Rx)
Flexeril
(Rx)
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant.
Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Spasms
1.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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June 12, 1979
August 26, 1977
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
5,258 Discussions
42,601 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
#2 for Back Pain
Carisoprodol is prescribed for Back Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Spasms
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Neck Pain
#6 for TMJ
Flexeril is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Fibromyalgia, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Car
Addiction
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Euphoria
6
Drowsiness
5
Nausea
5
Depression
3
Dry Mouth
2
Blisters
1
Migraines
1
Liver Disease
1
Fle
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Grogginess
3
Dry Mouth
2
Fainting
1
Hallucinations
1
Nightmares
1
Rash
1
Coma
1
Mood Swings
1
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Carisoprodol
Car
Flexeril
Fle
Addiction
Car
Fle
9
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Car
Fle
8
4
Euphoria
Car
Fle
6
0
Drowsiness
Car
Fle
5
6
Nausea
Car
Fle
5
0
Depression
Car
Fle
3
0
Dry Mouth
Car
Fle
2
2
Blisters
Car
Fle
1
0
Migraines
Car
Fle
1
0
Liver Disease
Car
Fle
1
0
Drowsiness
Fle
Car
6
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fle
Car
4
8
Grogginess
Fle
Car
3
0
Dry Mouth
Fle
Car
2
2
Fainting
Fle
Car
1
0
Hallucinations
Fle
Car
1
0
Nightmares
Fle
Car
1
0
Rash
Fle
Car
1
0
Coma
Fle
Car
1
0
Mood Swings
Fle
Car
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Carisoprodol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Flexeril during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Carisoprodol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Flexeril and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 250 mg, 350 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Carisoprodol
Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Carisoprodol and Flexeril: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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