Sold under the brand name Soma, carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant. Taken to reduce pain from muscle injuries, carisoprodol is capable of producing euphoric and relaxing effects similar to barbiturates.
Carisoprodol is addictive, and like barbiturates, has difficult and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. It’s also sometimes lethal when mixed with opioids. Additionally, carisoprodol withdrawal symptoms can last for months, especially after heavy use.
Withdrawal from this drug has to be done in a clinical environment to avoid serious complications. A professional, clinical detox program will help patients manage the symptoms of carisoprodol addiction and avoid some of the more dangerous withdrawal symptoms.