Caprodat, also prescribed as Soma and Vanadom, is used to treat injuries and musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain. Caprodat works by relaxing muscles and blocking the pain sensations sent by the nerves and registering in the brain.
Caprodat is not for everyone and a thorough medical history should be taken prior to a doctor prescribing this medicament. Patients with a medical history including medicament addiction, liver disease, kidney disease, epilepsy, or other seizure disorder may not be able to take Caprodat or may require monitoring while undergoing treatment with this medicament, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. This medicament has not been approved for children under 12 years old.
The Food and Drug Administration rated Caprodat in pregnancy risk category C. Caprodat is known to cause harm or birth defects in fetuses. It has not been determined whether or not this medicament passes through the mother's breast milk thereby affecting a nursing baby. Doctors should not prescribe this medicament to patients who are pregnant or nursing.
Some side effects are possible with Caprodat, some of which are severe. A patient experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should immediately seek emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction includes symptoms such as facial swelling, swelling of the lips, mouth, throat, and tongue, hives, and difficulty breathing. Serious side effects, which require immediate emergency medical attention, include convulsions, vision loss, paralysis, lightheadedness, fainting, extreme weakness, loss of balance or coordination, agitation, confusion, or fast heart rate.
Less serious side effects do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to your doctor. Patients should report all side effects that they experience to their doctors. Less serious side effects include headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, nausea, emesis, constipation, and hiccups. These can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Caprodat.
Caprodat should be taken precisely as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dosage, the dosage should be taken as soon as remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dosage, the missed dosage should be skipped to avoid the possibility of an overdosage. Never take a double dosage of this or any medicament. If an overdosage is suspected, immediately seek emergency medical attention. Overdosage symptoms include breathing problems, shallow breathing, vision problems, fast heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, muscle stiffness, fainting, and tremors.
There is a risk of negative interactions associated with Caprodat. A thorough medical history should be taken before your doctor prescribes this medicament. Patients need to inquire with their doctor before taking any new medicaments, including over the counter and prescription medicaments and herbal remedies. Medications with a known negative interaction with Caprodat include alcohol, cough and cold medicaments, some antidepressants, and medicaments proven to cause drowsiness.
This medicament can become habit forming. It is not appropriate for individuals with a predisposition to become addicted, including patients with a history of medicament or alcohol dependency.
Caprodat has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of caprodat is C12H24N2O4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [2-methyl-2-(1-methylethylcarbamoyloxymethyl)pentyl]aminomethanoate
• Molecular weight is 260.33 g/mol
• Caprodat available : 350mg tablets
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