Archive for September, 2012
Carisoprodol is a drug that acts centrally. Unlike other drugs where the effects are limited to one particular part of the body, the relief from pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions is achieved through the drug’s effect on the brain. You must always remember this drug does not work directly on the muscles, but works its magic both in the brain and the spinal column. For this reason, the FDA and other regulatory bodies around the world have consistently warned people that, until their bodies have built up some degree of tolerance to drugs such as Carisoprodol, they should not drive or operate any machinery that could be a danger to themselves or others around them. However, until recently, there has been no research to measure the extent of the impairment. It has been left as a general warning and the common sense of the individuals who take it.