I need some clarification on this. I wouldn't have even asked this question in Advanced Drug Discussion, except that Ham-milton stated in a previous thread in ADD (at least according to my memory) that carisoprodol is not anticonvulsant, but quite the opposite actually. I would love some clarification for this.
The carisoprodol article on Wikipedia isn't very enlightening, but on the meprobamate article (carisoprodol is a pro-drug for meprobamate), it says that meprobamate is mildly anticonvulsant against absence seizures, but can exacerbate generalized tonic-clonic seizures. This language is a bit vague; does exacerbate mean that it makes seizures that are already caused by something else worse? Or does it mean that it actually lowers the seizure threshold for tonic-clonic seizures?
Specifically, if one were to take tramadol alongside carisoprodol, at doses of tramadol well under the limit for a seizure risk, is this dangerous? My hunch is that no, it won't lower the seizure threshold, but it won't necessarily control any seizures caused by high doses of tramadol either, and that taking the two at reasonable doses is okay. Not entirely sure though.
Again, sorry, not very advanced.
But the quandary originated on this sub-forum, so I figured I'd start here.