Tramadol is a pain med, while meloxicam is a NSAID like Motrin. Were you prescribed both after surgery to be used together? It would make sense on a short term basis. The meloxicam will help more with swelling but not as much for pain. Tramadol will help more with pain, but not so much with swelling. Hope you feel better soon.
Hi, i agree with Kathy, Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory, so will help with swelling (& pain), and Tramadol is an opiate like pain killer. The 2 are commonly taken together, that is what i took after my back injury. You can also add Paracetamol (as i did) if you need it. Just a brief warning... if you haven't taken Tramadol before, beware of its potential for addiction. I hope you're feeling better soon!
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