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Drug Interactions With Carisoprodol

Modafinil (Provigil)
The liver metabolizes carisoprodol into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Modafinil 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.
 
Narcotics or Opiates
Combining an opiate or narcotic 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 an opiate or narcotic.
 
Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
The liver metabolizes carisoprodol into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Phenytoin 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.
 
Sleep Medications
Combining a sleep medication 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 sleep medication.
 
Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
The liver metabolizes carisoprodol into meprobamate, a different drug with anti-anxiety properties. Ticlopidine 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.
 

Final Thoughts on Carisoprodol Interactions

It is possible that not all carisoprodol drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions with carisoprodol that may apply to you.
 
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