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Carisoprodol (Soma)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Carisoprodol
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Controlled
SCHEDULE
Schedule IV
Carisoprodol (Soma) was added to Schedule IV in December 2011 (See Federal Register Vol 76 No 238). This means it is illegal to sell without a license and illegal to possess without a valid license or prescription.

On November 17, 2009, the DEA entered a proposed rule to move carisoprodol to Schedule IV (Federal Register Volume 74, Number 220). It is extremely likely that this rule will become final and carisoprodol will become Schedule IV in the United States. See DEA Diversion.Gov. The DEA has been considering controlling carisoprodol for more than a decade and has listed it as a "Drug of Concern" since August 2006.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Alabama #
Schedule IV in Alabama. Alabama Administrative Code.
Arizona #
Schedule IV
Arkansas #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Florida #
Schedule IV
Georgia #
Schedule IV
Hawaii #
Schedule IV
Indiana #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Kentucky #
Schedule IV
Louisiana #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Massachusetts #
Schedule IV
Minnesota #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Nevada #
Schedule IV
New Mexico #
Schedule IV
Oklahoma #
Schedule IV - 63-2-210 (thanks M)
Oregon #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Texas #
Controlled, schedule IV. Prescription only, illegal to possess without a prescription or license. (Last updated Jan 25 2012)
West Virginia #
Controlled, schedule unknown. Source DEA
Wyoming #
Carisoprodol is Schedule IV as of July 1, 2011. This makes it illegal to possess without a prescription or license. See PDF of Law and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy news. (thanks b) (last updated Feb 6 2012)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Finland #
We have been told that Carisoprodol is no longer available in Finland even as a prescription medication. Previously it was sold as Somadril with 200mg carisoprodol and 160mg acetaminophen (unconfirmed) (thanks s) (last updated Oct 11 2011)
Mexico #
Available without prescription in Mexico, but in doses smaller than those sold in the US. Advertisements for 'soma' availability common in border city Tijuana.
Norway #
We have been told that Carisoprodol is no longer available in Norway even as a prescription drug. (unconfirmed) (thanks s) (last updated Oct 11 2011)
Spain #
We have been told that carisoprodol is available over-the-counter (OTC) in Spain. (unconfirmed) (thanks CB77)
Sweden #
We have been told that Carisoprodol is no longer available even as a prescription medication and that it is a class 4 drug in Sweden. (unconfirmed) (thanks s,J) (last updated Oct 11 2011)
Thailand #
In 2005 an Erowid reader told us that carisoprodol is available over-the-counter in Thailand, in a 125 mg carisprodol/125 mg phenylbutazone formulation or mixed with Tylenol. It was reported to be inexpensive. (unconfirmed) (thanks S)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.