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is tapentadol similar to tramadol ! ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: They are both narcotic pain relievers but otherwise are very different.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: Tapentadol is a much stronger analgesic.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is Tapentadol considered stronger than Tramadol ?

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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes, usually: tapentadol is a strong opioid (narcotic) and a has a compound that reduces the breakdown of norepinephrine, Tapentadol only binds the mu opioid receptors Tramadol has less intense opioid action than tapentadol, but it binds a broader spectrum of opioid receptors. It inhibits breakdwon of serotonin. Tapentadol is 'stronger', for most people. Some people might not respond as well to it.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is Tapentadol okay to take with tramadol ?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not recommended: Both will increase serotonin levels in the blood.Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening syndrome. See pain psychologist for CBT.

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