It is important to know that there are some side effects associated with Soma (carisoprodol). You should seek emergency medical treatment if you experience chest pains, confusion, convulsions, loss of bladder control, jerking of all extremities or a sudden loss of consciousness. The symptoms of overdose include blurry vision, dilated pupils, hallucinations, difficulty breathing, light sensitivity, inability to move the eyes, trouble speaking or uncontrolled jerking of the neck, arms, legs or trunk.
Another essential thing to know about carisoprodol is that you should not take this drug if you're allergic to meprobamate or if you have porphyria. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have a seizure disorder such as epilepsy or liver and/or kidney disease before taking this drug. If you have any of these conditions your doctor may order special tests or may give you a special dose so you can take this medication safely. It's important to know that this drug can become habit-forming. Therefore, it should never be taken in higher dosages than prescribed or by anyone other than who it was prescribed for.