I am having minor surgery in a couple of days (will be under gen. anethesia) & my doctor "suggested' that I stop it.
yes you do! stop taking every medication on the list that was given to you prior to surgery, you never know what conditions they may face and need to controll the situation, you can avoid any possible reactions that could come about, it may be hard but you must stop using tramadol, think about you are having surgery you do not need to add any unforseen problems, think about it, you are having surgery minor or major, when you are in that room they have certain medications to give you, and you cannot say how youre body , blood pressure may respond to this matter, again please play it safe my dear mommajudy- it is your life help the situation and do the right thing..your friend vtech10
once you enter the hospital please be sure the nurse knows everything you are on usually a few days prior they call just to be sure if your pain is severe ask the nurse to question the anesthesiologist otherwise don't take it at all the risk is so great with general anesthesia
Hi MOMMAJUDY. The following excerpt is from the special warnings regarding tramadol.
"Before having any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or emergency treatment, tell the doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking tramadol. Taking tramadol together with medicines that are used during surgery or dental or emergency treatments may cause increased side effects."
I hope the surgery goes well for you and have a safe recovery!!
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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