The Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that the benefits of medicines containing carisoprodol no longer outweigh their risks, and that all marketing authorisations for these products should be suspended throughout Europe.Carisoprodol is a medicine that is used for the treatment of pain, mainly acute (short-lived) lower back pain.
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describes the standard dose of cyclobenzaprine as 5 mg taken three times daily; it may also be given in 10 mg doses.
The drug should not be used for more than two to three weeks and can be taken with or without food.
They include tablets containing carisoprodol on its own, or in combination with paracetamol or other medicines.