Review: taking Soma and Xanax together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Soma and Xanax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Soma and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,154 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Soma

Soma has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in acromegaly. (latest outcomes from Soma 13,381 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,024 users)

On Jul, 22, 2016

2,154 people who take Soma, Xanax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Soma and Xanax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Soma:
  • < 1 month: 13.0% - (3 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.0% - (8 of 23 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.0% - (7 of 20 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.0% - (13 of 34 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • 10+ years: 25.0% - (4 of 16 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 61.0% - (11 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 47.0% - (10 of 21 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.0% - (16 of 38 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.0% - (12 of 26 people)
  • 10+ years: 65.0% - (13 of 20 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Soma:
  • female: 25.0% - (27 of 105 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (28 of 46 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 47.0% - (52 of 109 people)
  • male: 58.0% - (28 of 48 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Soma:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 27.0% - (5 of 18 people)
  • 30-39: 45.0% - (17 of 37 people)
  • 40-49: 38.0% - (17 of 44 people)
  • 50-59: 36.0% - (14 of 38 people)
  • 60+: 7.0% - (1 of 13 people)
Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 52.0% - (9 of 17 people)
  • 30-39: 60.0% - (23 of 38 people)
  • 40-49: 54.0% - (25 of 46 people)
  • 50-59: 46.0% - (19 of 41 people)
  • 60+: 28.0% - (4 of 14 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • oedema peripheral
  • pain
  • suicide attempt
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • brain death
  • drug toxicity
  • multi-organ failure
  • paraesthesia
  • restless leg syndrome
  • blood glucose decreased
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • back disorder
  • depression
  • loss of appetite
  • myocardial infarction
  • panic attack
  • road traffic accident
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • coma
  • convulsion
6 - 12 months:
  • oral candidiasis
  • confusional state
  • developmental delay
  • dizziness
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • petechiae
  • sleepiness
  • sleepy
  • constipation
  • dental plaque
1 - 2 years:
  • bundle branch block right
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • heart valve incompetence
  • loss of consciousness
  • obstructive airways disorder
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • ventricular septal defect
  • balanitis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diarrhoea
2 - 5 years:
  • road traffic accident
  • headache
  • depression
  • hallucination
  • constipation
  • disorientation
  • fatigue
  • muscle spasms
  • tremor
  • anxiety
5 - 10 years:
  • nausea
  • depression
  • drug dependence
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dysarthria
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
  • tremor
  • abdominal pain
  • agitation
10+ years:
  • numbness in hands or feet
  • angina unstable
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • restless leg syndrome
  • short-term memory loss
  • sudden cardiac death
  • vascular insufficiency
  • venous insufficiency
  • blood pressure diastolic increased
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • drug dependence

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • back pain
  • headache
  • fall
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
male:
  • anxiety
  • drug dependence
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • hypoaesthesia
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • completed suicide
  • drug abuser
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • aggression
  • convulsion
  • multiple drug overdose
  • accidental overdose
  • agitation
  • alcohol use
20-29:
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • drug abuser
  • drug dependence
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • pain
  • completed suicide
30-39:
  • nausea
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • back pain
  • insomnia
  • arthralgia
  • drug dependence
  • headache
  • hypoaesthesia
40-49:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • drug ineffective
  • drug dependence
  • pain
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • pain
  • back pain
  • gait disturbance
  • fall
  • headache
  • chest pain
60+:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • back pain
  • fall
  • pain in extremity
  • dyspnoea
  • weight decreased
  • headache
  • osteoarthritis
  • nausea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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