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Clinical Features of Meprobamate or Carisoprodol Withdrawal Syndrome

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Carisprodol (brand name Soma) is a skeletal muscle relaxant acts as a central nervous system sedative, targeting GABA-A receptors. It is metabolized to meprobamate and prolonged use can lead to physical dependence. Discontinuing therapy may trigger a withdrawal reaction similar to those seen with other sedative-hypnotic drugs.

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