Drug Interactions With Carisoprodol

Carisoprodol Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when carisoprodol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Combining alcohol with carisoprodol can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking carisoprodol.
 
Armodafinil (Nuvigil)
The liver metabolizes carisoprodol into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Armodafinil inhibits this process, increasing the level of carisoprodol and decreasing the level of meprobamate in the blood. It is not known how this interaction might change the effectiveness or side effects of carisoprodol.
 
Barbiturates
Taking a barbiturate with carisoprodol can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking carisoprodol with a barbiturate.
 
Benzodiazepines
Combining carisoprodol with a benzodiazepine can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking carisoprodol with a benzodiazepine.
 
Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol)
The liver metabolizes carisoprodol into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Carbamazepine increases this process, decreasing the level of carisoprodol and increasing the level of meprobamate in the blood. It is not known how this interaction might change the effectiveness or side effects of carisoprodol.
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