My husband has been using tramadol after a total knee replacement (3 1/2 weeks ago). He has been having off and on sweating (usually at night) and is now also having off and on elevated temperature (above 100 degrees). He otherwise feels well. Can the tramadol be causing the elevated temperature and sweating?
25 Oct 2010
Hi i had a higher temperature whist taking tramadol (although it was a blessing as i have raynauds), i discussed this with my Dr and he said it was a mild side effect and unless it bothered me more than the pain and didn't make me ill then it was fine. The effects wore off gradually over time, it was just an adjustment phase. I'm not saying this is the same with you but it doesn't necessarily mean it is an emergency, just wanted to ease your mind
29 Oct 2011
Yes, Tramadol may be causing sweating, but I agree with the others that an elevation in body temperature (how much over 100 degrees?) could be a sign of infection. If this continues for another four days, I would get him to the doctor ASAP! Let us know what the outcome is. K? Blessings!
14 Nov 2011
Hi, I'm a user of Tramadol slow release 200mg twice a day and yes, sweating and what seems like hot flushes happens with Tramadol. I can easily get 30 or more flushes through the day and even more at night. The longer I use the drug the worse it seems to get. It's one of its side effects (apart from constipation, so eat lots of high fibre fruit and veges to counteract it). My only saving grace has been airconditioning, although at times this doesn't help either. It's like you're burning up with a fever for 10 minutes or so. I'm using it for fibromyalgia pain and does keep it at bay - it's not a total remedy but it allows me to continue to work reasonably well.
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