My son had been taking lexapro for anxiety and tramadol and found out of the serious side effects. I had broke my back and had tramadol for that.
What Kind of Pain Meds can a person take that doesn't have an interaction with Lexapro?
Added 25 Aug 2011:
the Lexaprl dose is minimal with 10 mg. once a day and Tramadol only taken when needed for the pain
24 Aug 2011
The reason tramadol shouldn't be taken with lexapro is because they both have an effect on serotonin levels. Serotonin is a bodily chemical that effects mood, usually the feeling of well being or happiness. If the serotonin levels in your body get too high then you can develop serotonin syndrome/poisoning. Depending on the level of serotonin in your body the effects and duration can be mild and short. It is important to note that serotonin syndrome/poisoning can be fatal if the levels of serotonin are high enough. Serotonin syndrome usually presents in those who abuse medications but it can also be just as likely that it's a less informed individual that suffers.
Opium based pain medications such as Morphine and Codeine are the least likely to have any negative interaction with lexapro but they are also the most addictive. Tramadol is considered to have the same potency as Codeine per mg i.e 30mg of Tramadol is equivalent to 30mg of Codeine. I would recommend trying pain medications you can buy over the counter before resulting to prescription based ones. Opiate based pain medication can be highly addictive. If you are unsure what to buy, ask the pharmacist. The type of pain is also very relevant. Most pain relievers have some effect but others are better suited depending on the type of pain. Can you elaborate on the type of pain? Nerve, Muscular, Bone, etc...
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