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Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more


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What is the recommended dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for Chronic joint pain/anxiety? Is it safe to take 50mgs of tramadol 3x a day with 20mg cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What is the recommended dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for Chronic joint pain/anxiety? Is it safe to take 50mgs of tramadol 3x a day with 20mg cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Could cause problems: Pain medications and medications used in chronic pain treatment may have significant drug-drug and drug-disease interactions. Use these medications only under the careful guidance of a physician. There is no one dose that fits every person. When one takes two such medications together, drug interactions can arise which can cause serious problems. (Look up serotonin syndrome for this combination). ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have serotonin syndrome or if I was just sick. I take lithium, cymbalta, (duloxetine) requip, tramadol, trazadone, and klonopin which don't mix.

How can I tell if I have serotonin syndrome or if I was just sick. I take lithium, cymbalta, (duloxetine) requip, tramadol, trazadone, and klonopin which don't mix.

Call psychiatrist: You might start with the prescribing physician who I hope is a psychiatrist with this combination of psychiatric meds. If not, I would recommend you see a psychiatrist asap. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief?

Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief?

It's not so much: A matter of strength. They work differently and are used for different types of pain.

Tramadol is usually prescribed for acute or temporary pain and can be taken as needed. Sometimes this is not the case, but that's generally the idea.

Cymbalta is prescribed when pain is long term or chronic, and needs to be taken daily. If it's not taken as prescribed it will be much less effective. ...Read more

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I had the worst headache of my life last night, so I took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

I had the worst headache of my life last night, so I took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

Cephalagia: The worst headache could be a medical emergency. There are several possibilities. You don't say how it is now. I would consider urgent evaluation by your md or er. Neurological problems may be persistent. That kind of headache shouldn't be managed by self treatment unless you know precisely what is going on. Even then, get seen. ...Read more

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Is tramadol and vicodin or percocet in the same family? I had a seizure from cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol and one of my drs says they're in the same family.

Is tramadol and vicodin or percocet in the same family? I had a seizure from cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol and one of my drs says they're in the same family.

All analgesics, but: Percocet =oxycodone+tylenol; vicodin=hydrocodone+tylenol. Oxycodone/hyrdocodone are opioid agonists and thus belong to same class as opioids. Tramadol is a non-opioid derived synthetic opioid and acts only as a partial opioid. Tramadol + Cymbalta (duloxetine) combo decreases seizure threshold and thus can induce seizure in susceptable folks. So, combo use is cautioned. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tramadol significantly improves my anxiety, attention and vigilance (associated with Norepinephrine). Should I look in to SNRIs like Fetzima/Cymbalta?

Tramadol significantly improves my anxiety, attention and vigilance (associated with Norepinephrine). Should I look in to SNRIs like Fetzima/Cymbalta?

See a physician: While all SNRIs inhibit both serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake, research indicates that some of the newer agents may be more selective for these neurotransmitters than others. See your prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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I have chronic heath aches. One everyday a migraine once a week. I have tried everything from tramadol to cymbalta and topamax (topiramate). I don't know what to do! My doctor doesn't listen?

I have chronic heath aches. One everyday a migraine once a week. I have tried everything from tramadol to cymbalta and topamax (topiramate). I don't know what to do! My doctor doesn't listen?

Headaches?: Well, i'd start with a doctor that's old-fashioned and sits down, and listens to your every word... Then, asks intelligent, probing questions and only after getting a complete, thorough history, performs a good physical exam and gathers whatever lab studies deemed necessary. Too many doctors are rushed, and don't get the whole story. At the very least, they should hear you out, for starters... ...Read more

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My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta (duloxetine) and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?

My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta (duloxetine) and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?

How about referral: If your doctor is unable to find the right medication or intervention to adequately treat your pain you may ask for a referral to either a rheumatologist (who are the recognized experts when it comes to diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia) or pain medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I am on tramidol for arthritis in my spine, and cymbalta (duloxetine) for mood disorder, will these medications cause long term damage? Also I still have pain, why

I am on tramidol for arthritis in my spine, and cymbalta (duloxetine) for mood disorder, will these medications cause long term damage? Also I still have pain, why

No, I understand: Arthritis of your spine is a very common condition caused by a variety of causes, trauma, degeneration, other systemic condition--tramadol, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is one of the best arrangement we have for long term management--depending on your particulars like mri, source and quality of pain, other options available--ask your doc. ...Read more

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Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Dose duration matter: Cross-tapering antidepressants is often done to prevent negative side effects from coming off a medicine. Even a medicine that isn't working well enough is often doing 'something' and patients may miss it when it's gone. Although Cymbalta (duloxetine) interacts with A LOT of drugs, Lexapro doesn't. Over a short period (2 weeks), at reasonable doses, there shouldn't be problem. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take 4 50 mg tramadols?

Would it be fine to take 4 50 mg tramadols?

Yes, but....: The suggested dose is 2 tablets every 4-6 hours. I guess you could take 4 but can not take more than 8 in a 24 hour time period. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol and vvyanse?

Can I take tramadol and vvyanse?

Yes and No: There is an increased risk of seizure by taking both. If you are worried, I would discuss this risk with your doctor before starting both. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol while on sotolol?

No interactions.: There are no significant interactions with those two medicines, but only your doctor knows if they're appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol for back pain?

Prescribed?: Tramadol is a pain medication that can be used to treat back pain. If it is prescribed by a physician, they have evaluated your need for it and it can be taken as prescribed. If it is a medication from someone else, then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you take tramadol for back pain?

One can: Tramadol is a pain medication. It does not treat the cause. It is a synthetic and is not felt to be addicting. It should not be used long term until/unless all "fixable" causes have been excluded. There are also other types of medications for chronic pain that are not specifically pain pills. ...Read more

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Can I take a tramadol for a bad toothache?

Tramadol: If prescribed & for short-term use until you see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tramadol after drinking?

Drinking: You should never mix medication with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) with tramadol?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) with tramadol?

Only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way. They may potentiate side effects; you should consult your dr before. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone 6 hours after tramadol?

Below: The safest thing for you to do is to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician so you can discuss a better plan for your pain control, it is not recommended that you take two different types of narcotic pain medications

if it is been seven hours since your last tramadol dose most likely that medication is out of your system ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can pregnant women take Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

It Depends: This is something you will want to discuss with your doctor. Any medication exposure during pregnancy can increase the risk of adverse events. However depression itself in a mother can create risks for an unborn child. You will need to consider the risk of taking medication vs the risk of having untreated depression to decide what to do. ...Read more