pain o soma 500 mg Take Soma exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on the prescription label and read medication guides or instruction sheets.Carisoprodol can be addictive. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving this medicine is illegal.Soma is usually taken 3 times a day and at bedtime. Follow your doctor's dosage instructions very carefully.Soma should only be taken for 2 to 3 weeks. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.Do not stop using carisoprodol suddenly after long-term use, otherwise you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.Soma is just part of a comprehensive treatment program that may also include rest, physical therapy, or other pain relief measures. Follow the instructions of your doctor.