Soma is a muscle relaxant drug that can be used to alleviate pain and tension in muscles. Often prescribed for pain related to injuries or musculoskeletal conditions, Soma is a mildly addictive drug that has some potential for misuse. As such, it is listed as a Schedule IV substance on the DEA’s list.
While the Soma drug itself is relatively safe, it has become increasingly common for patients with a Soma prescription to mix it with other drugs, including opioids like Vicodin and anxiety medication like Xanax. This dangerous combination of powerful drugs is often referred to as the “Holy Trinity” or “Houston Cocktail,” and has become well-known by people taking substances recreationally in recent years. Paindr.com says, “The risk of concomitant opioids and benzodiazepines has been addressed and well documented in the medical literature. However, what providers and patients often do not realize is the exponential increase in risk when adding the skeletal muscle relaxant carisoprodol (Soma) into the mix.”
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