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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 211-213

A Case Report of Carisoprodol Dependence


Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576119, India

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D Venugopal
Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576119
India
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Carisoprodol is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant whose active metabolite is meprobamate. There have been few reports of carisoprodol abuse from India. This is a report of a case with carisoprodol dependence. The patient also had poly substance abuse of alcohol, nicotine, benzodiazepine and dextropropoxyphene. Although no specific withdrawal syndrome could be identified, the patient had symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, restlessness and craving. Clinicians must be aware of the dependence potential of carisoprodol and need to be cautious in its prescription, especially in view of its free availability in the Indian market.



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