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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is it safe to take Carisoprodol for tooth pain?

I have some carisoprodol 350mg tablets leftover from recent Knee surgery. I am diabetic with history of heart disease. Taking warfarin, imdur and metroprolol. Having severe pain from toothache. Have appt tomorrow. Can I take the carisprodol for pain until I see dentist?
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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Hi
Welcome to HCM!
I appreciate your concern regarding the safety of Carisoprodol.

Carisoprodol is used for the painful muscle spasms either due to trauma or following surgery like in knee surgery. It is not a pain killer.

Since you have been taking Warfarin, Imdur, and Metoprolol it is not safe for you to take NSAID pain killers like brufen, aspirin etc because of the high risk of bleeding.

You may take Paracetamol tablets for the toothache till you are examined by a dentist.

Another thing is please do not use the left over medicine for some other conditions. Self prescribed medicines in your case should be avoided because you are on blood thinner like Warfarin and Imdur for heart problem.

Hope I have explained the facts about the role of Carisprodol and the self prescribed medicines.
Wishing you best of your health.
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