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The Soma+ is RX as Soma Compound with Codeine:

CODEINE/CARISOPRODOL/ASPIRIN - ORAL
(KO-deen/kar-iss-oh-PRO-dole/ASP-er-in)


COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Soma Compound W/Codeine


WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin-
containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or
chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious
illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.


USES: This combination product is used to relieve pain and
discomfort associated with musculoskeletal injuries/conditions.


HOW TO USE: Take this with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
Take this medication with 6 to 8 ounces (180-240ml) of water.
Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug.
Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase
your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period
of time without your doctor's approval. Also, if used for a long
period of time at high doses, do not suddenly stop using this
without first consulting your doctor.
When used for extended periods, this medication may not work
as well and may require different dosing. Consult your doctor if
the medication isn't relieving the pain sufficiently.


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SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, headache, blurred vision,
drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, hiccup or flushing may
occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your
doctor promptly.
Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a rapid heart
rate, fainting, black stools, hearing problems, easy bruising,
dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin, depression.
In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to
this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a
serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling,
severe dizziness, breathing trouble.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your
doctor or pharmacist.


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PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially
of: blood disorders, asthma, a history of drug dependency, ulcers
or intestinal problems, kidney or liver disease, nasal polyps,
allergies (especially drug allergies).
This medication contains aspirin. Children and teenagers
should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza or any
undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about
Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this
medication causes you to feel drowsy. Limit alcohol intake.
To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a
seated or lying position, get up slowly.
This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of
alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may
increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Check with your doctor
or pharmacist for more information.
Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult
your doctor before using this medication.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before
breast-feeding.


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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and
prescription medication you may use, including: anti-seizure
drugs, antidepressants, other narcotic pain relievers, non-
narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, sedatives, cimetidine,
"blood thinners" (anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs such as
warfarin, heparins, NSAIDs), quinidine, acetazolamide,
corticosteroids, medication for gout, drugs used for diabetes,
methotrexate.
Aspirin is an ingredient in many over-the-counter products. To
prevent an overdose of aspirin, read the labels carefully before
taking other pain relievers or cold products to be sure they do
not contain aspirin. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain
your over-the-counter products contain aspirin.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist
approval.