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Carisoprodol vs Methocarbamol, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 26

This is personalized comparison of Carisoprodol vs Methocarbamol for a female aged 26. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Carisoprodol (latest outcomes from 1,775 users) has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Methocarbamol (latest outcomes from 3,266 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in back pain - low.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 414 female patients aged 22 who take the same drugs are studied in Carisoprodol vs Methocarbamol

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female22Muscle Spasms

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Carisoprodol carisoprodolWest Ward
Methocarbamol methocarbamolnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 22 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carisoprodol (West Ward)Methocarbamol
Abdominal PainOvarian Cyst (fluid filled sac of the ovary)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Feeling Hot
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Headache (pain in head)Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Asthenia (weakness)Drug Toxicity
Drug DependenceAlcohol Poisoning
Confusional StatePulmonary Congestion (congestion in the lungs)
Suicidal IdeationBronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)
AnxietyMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
Back PainBack Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Carisoprodol (West Ward)Methocarbamol
Belching (release of gas from the digestive tract)
Fasting
Pain - Back
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Carisoprodol5.71%28.57%34.29%25.71%5.71%
Methocarbamol16.00%36.00%32.00%8.00%8.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Carisoprodol (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:

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

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