SOMA is both a generic name, and a street name for the prescription drug Carisoprodol. This drug is classified as a skeletal relaxant, which means that it acts much like a muscle relaxer, but focuses in on skeletal muscles and tendons. The drug is commonly used to treat extremely debilitating back pain, but can also be prescribed as a very strong anti-anxiety drug. The biggest thing that you should know about the drug called SOMA, is that it is very strong, and even in small doses can cause some very extreme side effects.
SOMA Prescription Pills
The pills come in several other generic names, but SOMA is the most commonly prescribed, and the most commonly abused. The pills come in chalky tablets that are either 250 mg or 350 mg, are round, and usually have the profile of an Indian Chief stamped into the pill. This stamp in the pill makes SOMA a common fake that is often sold as a type of stamped ecstacy pills to unsuspecting drug purchasers.
The Dangerously Strong Effects of SOMA
Again, we have already said that this is an extremely strong drug, but let us clarify… A single 250 mg SOMA give the initial effects in the mucus membranes, and initially feels like cocaine usage. This quickly turns into the feeling of drunkenness, and users of even one single pill can fall asleep almost immediately, or be unable to walk or even pull themselves up. The strength of these effects depends on a user’s weight and dependence, but when taking more than one pill, any person will start developing these side effects.
The Dangers of Mixing SOMA with Alcohol
The dangers of mixing alcohol with SOMA should be fairly evident by now, but still we will explain… The above referenced feelings of being unable to walk will almost certainly occur when taking more than one SOMA pill. However, this will also happen to anyone that mixes even the slightest amount of alcohol with SOMA. As little as one sip of alcohol, mixed with SOMA, has show extreme side effects including dissociative behavior, paralysis, and even heart and breathing failure.
You should never mix ANY drug with another drug or alcohol. However, in the case of SOMA, it is necessary to reiterate the fact that:
Mixing SOMA with Alcohol Leads to Death