This medication is a muscle relaxant that is used to treat the pain and discomfort caused by acute musculoskeletal conditions. It keeps pain signals from travelling between nerves and the brain. Pain O Soma should be used exactly as prescribed. The following serious side effects can be avoided if you do not take more than prescribed or take it more frequently than prescribed by your healthcare provider. Inform your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking or plan to take. Discuss the side effects of muscle relaxants, sedatives, sleep aids, tranquillizers, vitamins, and allergy, cough, and cold medications. If you want to drive or operate machinery while high on Pain O Soma, you should do so in a car. Anyone who has porphyria, an enzyme disorder that causes symptoms in the skin and nervous system, should avoid taking Pain O Soma. Anyone who is sensitive to carisoprodol or meprobamate should avoid taking it as well. Addiction, overdose, and even death can result from the misuse of habit-forming medications.