I have never taken tramadol before. A friend gave me 1 one single 50mg tablet. I had a 4-5 beers and then took the Tramadol. I'm probably overreacting, but will I be alright? I know body chemistry's differ, but just want opinions.
Tramadol hydrochloride is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. Currently, tramadol is not considered a controlled substance or a narcotic by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). However, this medication has significant potential for abuse and is classified as a controlled substance in certain states.
Alcohol and tramadol hydrochloride are both central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants). This means they both can slow down brain function. In addition, both substances can cause respiratory depression (shallow or infrequent breathing). Drinking alcohol while taking this medication may increase your risk for serious reactions. This is why combining the two is not recommended.
Please never combine tramadol & alcohol.
Be safe, best wishes!
25 Jan 2012
Hi, as Rajive has said, it is not a good idea to mix tramadol with alcohol. But taking just the one tablet with the beers will be ok so don't worry. New users of tramadol are much more sensitive to them so bare that in mind. I'm not advocating this whatsoever, but I have been taking tramadol for a few years now & have drank alcohol with them several times with no problems, I'm only telling you this so you don't worry.
11 Dec 2016
I had a pint of bourbon few hours ago and just took 30 milligrams. I wish I could upload a picture of the veins in my arms. There now sticking out about 3/8 of an inch. I strongly suggest don't mix the two.
29 Jan 2017
I have been prescribed Tramadol for years for my severe arthritis pain. I requested it because there are no ill effects as are with opioid meds. I cannot have such effects in my occupation. I do not take them if I expect to have a wine drink with dinner. Tramadol has never effected me, even at beginning of treatment, other than alleviating pain. No dizziness or other factors such as associated with opioids, as this drug is now reclassified. Such a shame it has been reassigned. It seems only an effective analgesic.
16 Oct 2018
I take 50 mg tramadol in the mornings with breakfast have an occasional glass of wine in the evening before dinner. No issues in past 3 years.