aspirin-carisoprodol (generic name)

It helps to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles caused by strains, sprains, or other injury to your muscles.
(AS pir in; kar eye soe PROE dole)
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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.

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
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding
  • porphyria
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carisoprodol, aspirin, meprobamate, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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 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.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin or heparin
  • methotrexate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications

  • alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
  • ammonium chloride
  • antacids
  • antihistamines
  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • ethyl alcohol
  • 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
  • probenecid
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • sulfinpyrazone

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.

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
  • confusion
  • difficulty breathing
  • fainting spells
  • fever
  • 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):

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • nausea, vomiting

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