does the serotonin and norepinephrine in tramadol take much shorter time to work then with effexor (both are very structurally the same) ? I would think so
13 Oct 2011
While both of the medications affect the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, they are very different. The tramadol affects the mu opoid receptors in the brain while the Effexor does not. While the tramadol does have antidepressant properties by affecting the two neurotransmitters mentioned, it is not meant to treat depression like the Effexor is. If the goal is pain control, the tramadol is recommended while if the goal is depression control, the Effexor is recommended.
- Effexor Drug Information
- Effexor XR Drug Information
- Norepinephrine Drug Information
- Tramadol Drug Information
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
that ups the norepinephrine? In other words a medicine that doesn't possibly cause toxicity in the brain?
1 answer • 16 Jan 2010
... release and tramadol together. My doctor said if I just take the 50mg of tramadol every once in a while it should be fine. I looked up the ...
1 answer • 24 Nov 2010
I was taking Effexor 75 mg and my doctor added Celexa 20 mg to that. I'm concerned because of serotonin syndrome but she says she uses this ...
3 answers • 3 Jul 2014
Effexor XR - I don't understand the norepinephrine part of the equation for helping with depression?
... Serotonin is the "feel good" part right? What does the norepinephrine do?
3 answers • 4 May 2015