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Pain Management board

I was taking soma for lower back pain. My doctor perscibed generic carisoprodol instead of the soma. He said there is no difference and carisoprodol works just as well. Has anyone had this experence. Is there a difference between the name brand and this generic. The doctor said I WAS WAISTING MY MONEY BUYING THE NAME BRAND WHEN THE GENERIC WORKS JUST AS WELL AND IS CHEAPER. WHAT DO YOU THINK. SHOULD I TRUST HIS OPINION? ANY OPINIONS OR EXPERENCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Should I bother trying this or should I insist on the soma?

Hey Glo,

I have always used the generic Soma (Carisoprodol). I've never had a problem with it. However, I've never had brand name Soma. I haven't heard anything against the generics of Soma. It is usually narcotic meds like OxyContin, Methadone, etc that have problems with generics.

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