Cannabis - Can I take CBD oil with tramadol?
Question posted by Cshatto on 4 Oct 2017
Last updated on 25 May 2020 by webman1956
I have used tramadol for the last 6 years for chronic inflammation and am maxed out on the dosage of 400 mg per day. I don`t care to move on to more powerful painkillers since tramadol helps quite a bit although I have built up a resistance to it over the years. I avoid opioids for many reasons including constipation which I have a problem with as is. I decided to try CBD oil as I have many other nature things over the years, but I tried it in addition to tramadol and not as a replacement for it and it completely zoned me out. The combination made me forgetful, disoriented and light headed and I would not recommend the combination at all. I might add that I was a mild pot smoker in the 70`s since everyone did it but I was never crazy about the high it gave me. Not sure if that matters.
CBD is non psychoactive so it shouldn't get you high and shouldn't interact negatively with the tramadol, which I have taken with thc and had no bad interactions, but everyone is different.
I agreed with what wildcat vet has said. Cannabis did not work for me and in fact may have mad some of my conditions worse. I have come to regard it as I would alcohol. It is generally accepted that it adds complexity to the drug mix equation and no one needs to tell anyone else that it does cause death and injury by "sane" people. I understand you question but elect to find solutions in more conventional ways.
There are possible interactions that could make you drowsy or dizzy. You should only use this combination with an okay from your doctor and avoid driving or anything that requires mental/physical alertness.
*Interactions between your selected drugs
Applies to: tramadol, cannabis
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Cautious dosage titration may be required, particularly at treatment initiation. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.*
depression, anxiety, pain, fibromyalgia, cannabis, tramadol, chronic pain
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