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aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine

Pronunciation: AS pir in, kar EYE soe PROE dol, and KOE deen

Brand: Soma Compound with Codeine

What is the most important information I should know about aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

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You should not use this medication if you are allergic to aspirin, carisoprodol, codeine, or meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown), or if you have porphyria, a bleeding disorder, a history of serious stomach problems caused by taking aspirin, or if you have ever had asthma or a severe allergic reaction to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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Do not breast-feed while taking aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine.

Before you take this medication, tell your doctor if you have asthma or sulfite allergy, kidney or liver disease, a breathing disorder, a history of stomach ulcer or intestinal blockage, or a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).

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Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice. This medication should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

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Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

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This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine will affect you.

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Codeine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep this medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

What is aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate) that reduces substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Aspirin is also a fever reducer.

Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain.

Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

The combination of aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat pain, muscle spasm, and other symptoms related to injuries and other painful muscular conditions.

Aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

Multum donot

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to aspirin, carisoprodol, codeine, or meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown), or if you have:

  • porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system);
  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia;
  • a history of serious stomach problem (bleeding, perforation, obstruction) caused by taking aspirin; or
  • a history of asthma or severe allergic reaction (aspirin triad syndrome) caused by taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

To make sure you can safely take aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • asthma, or sulfite allergy;
  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • a breathing disorder;
  • a history of stomach ulcer or intestinal blockage; or
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
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Codeine may be habit forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Never share aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

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FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

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This medication can pass into breast milk. The use of codeine by some nursing mothers may lead to life-threatening side effects in the baby. Aspirin use while breast-feeding could cause bleeding in the infant. Do not breast-feed while taking aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine.

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Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice. This medication should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

How should I take aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

Take exactly as prescribed. Never take aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

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Do not take this medication for longer than 2 to 3 weeks unless your doctor has told you to.

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Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine.

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Store at room temperature away from, moisture, heat, and light.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of this medication can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include rapid breathing, vomiting, fever, sweating, diarrhea, thirst, extreme weakness or dizziness, headache, vision problems, confusion, ringing in your ears, muffled hearing, pinpoint pupils, fainting, weak or shallow breathing, or breathing that stops.

What should I avoid while taking aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

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This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine will affect you.

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Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Aspirin (sometimes abbreviated as ASA) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much aspirin. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin.

Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine.

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Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

What are the possible side effects of aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • runny nose, wheezing, trouble breathing;
  • easy bruising or bleeding;
  • bleeding from your rectum or blood in your stools, vomiting, weight loss, night-time stomach pain;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • ringing in your ears;
  • fast heart rate, feeling like you might pass out;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • joint pain, extreme weakness, confusion, loss of movement in your arms or legs, double vision or temporary loss of vision (these effects may occur within minutes or hours after taking the medicine); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, heartburn, stomach pain or upset, hiccups;
  • diarrhea, constipation;
  • loss of balance or coordination;
  • loss of appetite;
  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • drowsiness, dizziness, spinning sensation; or
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine?

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Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by carisoprodol or codeine.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), K-Phos;
  • methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
  • probenecid (Benemid);
  • oral diabetes medication; or
  • steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin, carisoprodol, and codeine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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