Review: taking Soma and Xanax together


Summary

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 2,731 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 muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Soma 10,461 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

2,731 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: 15.0% - (3 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (7 of 14 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.0% - (5 of 15 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.0% - (10 of 29 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 61.0% - (8 of 13 people)
  • 10+ years: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 41.0% - (5 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 58.0% - (10 of 17 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 37.0% - (6 of 16 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.0% - (14 of 33 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 64.0% - (11 of 17 people)
  • 10+ years: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Soma:
  • female: 27.0% - (22 of 81 people)
  • male: 57.0% - (23 of 40 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 46.0% - (39 of 83 people)
  • male: 54.0% - (23 of 42 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: 31.0% - (5 of 16 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (14 of 33 people)
  • 40-49: 36.0% - (14 of 38 people)
  • 50-59: 38.0% - (10 of 26 people)
  • 60+: 14.0% - (1 of 7 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: 46.0% - (7 of 15 people)
  • 30-39: 55.0% - (19 of 34 people)
  • 40-49: 52.0% - (21 of 40 people)
  • 50-59: 44.0% - (12 of 27 people)
  • 60+: 37.0% - (3 of 8 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
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • disorientation
  • fatigue
  • muscle spasms
  • tremor
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
  • pain
  • depression
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • back pain
  • drug ineffective
  • pain in extremity
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • incontinence
  • migraine
  • therapeutic response unexpected
  • tinnitus
10-19:
  • completed suicide
  • drug abuser
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
  • pain
  • aggression
  • convulsion
  • loss of consciousness
  • multiple drug overdose
  • deep vein thrombosis
20-29:
  • drug abuse
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • completed suicide
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • pain
  • drug abuser
  • drug dependence
  • suicidal ideation
30-39:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • back pain
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
  • arthralgia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • drug dependence
  • fatigue
40-49:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • hypoaesthesia
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • headache
  • fall
  • back pain
  • gait disturbance
  • cough
60+:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • weight decreased
  • back pain
  • pain in extremity
  • nausea
  • pneumonia
  • fall
  • headache
  • osteoarthritis

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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