Prosoma: For Pain
Prosoma (Carisoprodol) may treat musculoskeletal pain. Learn about side effects, dosage, drug interactions, warnings, patient labeling, reviews, and related medications.
What is Prosoma and how is it used?
Prosoma, also known as Prosoma or Prosomatic, is a Sanskrit word that means “body”. It is the most important drug in Ayurvedic medicine. The term ‘Prosoma’ was coined by Charaka who described it as the “substance of life”. In ancient India, Prosoma was considered to be the basic substance that gives all other substances their existence.
The active ingredient of Prosoma is Carisoprodol. It is a muscle relaxant. It works on the central nervous system. It has been shown to have an effect on serotonin receptors. This makes it useful for treating anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How does Prosoma work?
The exact mechanism of action of Prosoma is not fully understood. However, it has been suggested that it acts on the brain and spinal cord. It is believed that it increases GABA activity in the brain. This helps reduce anxiety and depression. It can help relieve symptoms of insomnia. It also improves memory.
How safe is Prosoma?
Prosoma is generally well tolerated. Its main adverse reactions are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, weakness, dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations. These are usually mild and transient. They occur more often when using high doses.
There are some reports of people experiencing suicidal thoughts while taking Prosoma. If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical attention immediately.
If you notice any changes in your behavior or mood, stop taking Prosoma immediately and consult with your doctor.
Can I take Prosoma if I am pregnant?
There are no adequate studies showing whether Prosoma is harmful to unborn babies. Do not use this medication during pregnancy unless clearly needed.
- Do not breastfeed while taking Prosoma.
- Do not give Prosoma to children under 18 years old without consulting a physician.
Is there anything else I should know?
Some people develop tolerance to Prosoma over time. When they do, they need higher dosages to get the same relief from pain. This is called tachyphylaxis.
You should avoid alcohol while taking Prosoma. Alcohol will increase its sedative effects.
You should not drive until you know how Prosoma affects you.
It is best to take Prosoma at bedtime. Taking it too close to sleep may cause excessive daytime drowsiness.
Take Prosoma exactly as prescribed. Do not change your dose or stop taking it even if you feel better. Your condition might return.
What are the possible side effects of Prosoma?
Prosoma is a medicine that can be used to treat pain. It works by blocking certain chemicals in your brain called mu-opioid receptors, which may help you feel less pain and more relaxed. However, it also has other potential side effects, including:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness when standing up after sitting down quickly
- Sleepiness or feeling tired
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle stiffness
- Loss of coordination
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Trouble remembering things
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Changes in skin color or appearance
- Allergic reaction
Your healthcare provider will monitor you closely while you are taking Prosoma. You will receive regular follow-up visits with him or her. He or she will make sure that you continue to improve before stopping treatment.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe different medicines to control pain or to prevent future problems.