Carisoprodol withdrawn

The EMEA has recommended suspension of the marketing authorisation for carisoprodol (Carisoma), a muscle relaxant indicated for treatment of acute musculo-skeletal disorders associated with muscle spasm.

The CHMP has concluded that there is a risk of abuse, addiction, intoxication and psychomotor impairment with carisoprodol and that there are effective alternatives with a better safety profile.

Prescribers should not issue any new prescriptions for carisoprodol and should switch patients taking the medicine to an alternative treatment if necessary

Further information: CHMP

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