Carisoprodol (Soma) Now a Schedule IV Drug: Subject to Controlled Substances Act

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made carisoprodol (Soma) a Schedule IV drug effective January 11, 2012.

As of this date, carisoprodol may only be dispensed in accordance with the federal Controlled Substances Act.

The DEA has issued a Guidance Statement regarding carisoprodol prescriptions that is now available on its Web site.

Published: January 12, 2012;    Updated: January 12, 2012

Filed Under: Medical, Practice Management

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association