Some medical conditions that you might have would also make you ineligible to use Soma, or at least demand that you use Soma in lower dosages. Ultimately, your doctor is the only person who can give you a definitive yes or no answer, but if you have an allergy to either meprobamate or Carisoprodol, you should let your doctor know. Another medical condition which your doctor should know about if you are using Soma is a rare metabolic disorder called intermittent porphyria. Your doctor should also be aware of your full medical history. for instance, if you have ever suffered from any kind of liver disease or kidney disease, seizures or asthma, or if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, let your doctor know.
Some combinations of Soma (Carisoprodol) and other prescription drugs can be problematic, meaning that other drugs can either affect the effectiveness of Soma or increase the risk of side effects. Benzodiazepines, carbamazepine, barbiturates and armodafinil can all influence the effectiveness of Soma. Antibiotics are another common type of mediation that can interact with Soma, and often create unpredictable effects. Antibiotics can both decrease, as well as increase the effectiveness of Carisoprodol and Soma, while opiates and narcotics (including some common sleep medications) can severely increase the risk of side effects. If you are planing on using these, or any other prescription drugs while also using Soma, let your doctor know about it. As long as you follow these precautions and make sure that you only use Soma according to the instructions, you can safely enjoy all of it’s benefits.