Tramadol - Hi, I would like to seek advice on medication I am taking now for Pain from slipped disc.
Added 30 Jun 2009:
Hi, I would like to seek advice on medication I am taking now for Pain from slipped disc. The medication I am prescride for are Tramadol(50mg), Diclofenac(50mg), and Naproxen Sodium(275mg). Was advice that all could be taken together by the doctor attending to me. I had read from description here that tramadol is a narcotic base drug and could lead to addiction. Even with these drug taken together I still having trouble sleeping at night. My question is it safe to consume all together? Any side effect for daily consumption? Thanks.
Tramadol is a narcotic like analgesic used for moderate to severe pain. It may be habit forming therefore it is intended for short term use only. Like all medicines it has side effects the most serious being an allergic reaction. Other side effects include dizziness, drowsiness and weakness. Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. You should tell your Doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.
Both Naproxen and Diclofenac are NSAIDS - Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs. They work in the same way to relieve inflammation and pain. Usually only one is given at a time, however your Doctor may have a reason for trying this combination. Although you have not told me how often you are taking these medicines, provided the dose isn't too high , it is probably ok to take these drugs together for a short time. You need to take these tablets with food to avoid their most common gastric upset side effect.
Tramadol and NSAID's are safe taken together and are often prescribed together for moderate to severe pain for a short length of time. If you are still having trouble sleeping at night I would contact your Doctor.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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