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A 33-year-old member asked:

can tramdol make u depressed?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: Although some people report that depressive symptoms can be helped by tramodol, others report it can make them depressed. So it is a lot like the opiates. It can lead to addiction and convulsions and should only be used for pain for short periods with an experienced doctor who understands the risks and benefits.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression is a: less frequent side effect from tramadol but can occur.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can tramdol affect depression?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry 49 years experience
High risk: Although there are reports of tramadol alleviating depression, there is a high risk of convulsions and addiction with this pain medication. There are much safer medications for depression that have far fewer and much less dangerous side effects. Try one of the many antidepressants or therapies for depression first.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can tramdol cure depression?

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly, but ...: Tramadol has some serotonergic activity, like antidepressants. Recently, pharmacies started warning doctors not to use these two together because of the risk of too much serotonin. If you take tramadol for pain, it can possibly help her depression too. If you ask your dr. To prescribe tramadol for depression, he might have a problem, because it is a narcotic.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can tramdol make you even more depressed?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Tramadol is related to narcotics, and in some patients can cause or worsen symptoms of depression. Talk with the doc who prescribed it for you to discuss other alternatives if you feel more depressed when taking tramadol.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

Can Ultram help with depression?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
No and yes: Ultram is not an antidepressant. Mechanism of action however, is similar to some of them. This may even cause a potential interaction that would prevent some drs from treating you with ssri s. But any med that really help you alleviate symptoms may indirectly help you get less depressed. Its use in your particular case should be discussed with your dr.

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