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Soma vs Methocarbamol, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Soma vs Methocarbamol for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Soma (latest outcomes from 9,561 users) has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Methocarbamol (latest outcomes from 3,268 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in back pain - low.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 2,143 female patients aged 55 who take the same drugs are studied in Soma vs Methocarbamol

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female55Muscle Relaxant Therapy

Drugs to compare:

Soma carisoprodolMeda Pharms
Methocarbamol methocarbamolAble

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Soma (Meda Pharms)Methocarbamol (Able)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
PainBack Pain
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectivePain
Headache (pain in head)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dizziness
Chest PainPain In Extremity
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)
FallHeadache (pain in head)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Soma (Meda Pharms)Methocarbamol (Able)
Joint PainAnxiety
Pain - Muscles (muscle pain)Itching Scar
Loss Of Appetite (lack of feeling to eat)Breast Cancer Female
Headache - Migraine With Aura (silent migraine)Tongue Biting
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
Ringing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Rib Cage Pain
Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)Back Pain - Low
Rash Generalised (rash on most of body parts)Thoracic Spine Flattening (a flared lower rib cage)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Soma (carisoprodol) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Methocarbamol (methocarbamol) is often used to treat back pain - low. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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