On a similar subject.. I've been taking tramadol for back pain for 2 years and been getting on well with it. Was taking 100mg a day but recently been feeling like I've built a tolerance to what I used to get off 100mg, so have increased to 200mg. Thing is it still doesn't give me the effect for longer than 3-4 hours, and have been taking the first 50mg in the morning. It seems like taking tramadol with gabapentin sustains the effect. Would this be recommended? Alternatively, with else can I combine with tramadol to help sustain the effect for longer?
Yes, it could work but it has to be done very carefully.
There are side effects, as well.
1) Complications concentrating
2) Lethargy and drowsiness
3) Increased dizziness
4) Impaired judgment and thinking
Although, these side effects aren’t classified as dangerous, they could be in certain situations. For example; driving a vehicle would be incredibly unwise, operating machinery...
To elaborate on Missikat's excellent comment this is the link to Drugs.com Interaction Checker using tramadol and gapapentin:
I would also re-iterate that any changes in medications or dosages should only be done with a doctor's supervision. Good luck with this combination!
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