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is tramadol used for cancer pain?

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Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tramadol can be an effective pain relieving medication, including for cancer patients.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Tramadol is used by many oncologists and palliative care physicians if the pain is mild to moderate and the patient/physician is trying to hold off on narcotic pain medications for whatever reason. Usually if increased doses of tramadol don't help cancer pain, narcotic pain medications are usually started.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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