17 patient evaluations for Carisoprodol with a adherence rating of Always

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Jan 26, 2017 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: f you have any kind of tremors, spasticity, I recommend this highly. First day you might be drowsy, but this goes away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have any kind of tremors, spasticity, I recommend this highly. First day you might be drowsy, but this goes away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed. May make you drowsy the 1st time you take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you have any kind of tremors, spasticity, I recommend this highly. First day you might be drowsy, but this goes away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cervical spondylosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Works better than any muscle relaxer out there... Thanks to people abusing it, the doctor couldn't give it anymore ...

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: This medication used to work better but apparently I developed a tolerance to it. It was doing so little for me that my doctor & I decided to discontinue usage as we are trying to cut back on the amount of meds I take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Since I apparently built up a tolerance for this and it wasn't really helping much, and as we are trying to cut back on the amount of medications I take, we decided to discontinue it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected benefits: Helps get better and more sleep a little bit. Note: When I'm listed as beginning this med, I was actually taking Flexeril and over time we tried about half a dozen different muscle relaxants. The Flexeril did absolutely nothing for me. And while some of the others helped a little bit, Carisoprodol helped the most, but, as I said, it only helps a little bit. Most of the time my muscles are as tight as piano wire.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2013 (Started May 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

May 31, 2010 (Started May 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

Jun 3, 2009 (Started May 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: 250mg works better than the 350mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

Aug 12, 2008 (Started May 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with pain, but may lay you out.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess

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Sep 12, 2012 (Started Oct 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps with downward cascade toward sleep or rest
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is just another med I feel doctors use as a band aid.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 8, 2010 (Started May 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms, whole body ache, irritability, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication made me feel sick with flu-like symptoms a few hours after taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, irritability, flu like symptoms, headaches

Sep 1, 2010 (Started May 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms, whole body ache, irritability, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am unable to take this very often as I have severe side effects a few hours after taking it, such as flu-like symptoms. If my muscle spasms seem severe enough I will take it and combat the side effects with 600-800mg ibuprofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, irritability, flu like symptoms, headaches

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Oct 8, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking Soma for Endometriosis two years prior to being diagnosed with Fibro. Taking it then it worked really well for relaxation but i was pairing it with Vicodin and it would just put me to sleep. Since being diagnosed with Fibro I have been really having a lot of trouble relaxing and this medication allows me to relax. It also promotes sleep. The only downside i have found is that tolerance gets really high quickly so it requires higher and higher dosage which prevents you from taking other meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lack of sleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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