Coverage decision

Carisoprodol products, including combinations with aspirin and codeine, are not covered. See the Drug Lookup for safer alternatives.

List of carisoprodol products:

  • Carisoprodol (Soma®)
  • Carisoprodol with aspirin (Soma Compound®)
  • Carisoprodol with aspirin and codeine (Soma Compound with Codeine®)

Carisoprodol is metabolized by the liver and broken down into meprobamate. Meprobamate is an anxiolytic and a federally controlled substance subject to physical dependence. After an evidence-based review, the Washington State Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has recommended the removal of carisoprodol products from Labor & Industries formulary for safety reasons.