Can you take tramadol on an as need basis?
- 16 Feb 2015 by tired girl
- 14 July 2018
Yes, this is how I take it. However, I am also on a stronger long-acting medication 24/7, so this is more for breakthrough type pain as a back go for my other med for chronic pain. I suggest eating something before taking it as it has been known to cause nausea otherwise, found this out the hard way!!!
I use Tramadol as needed, have for 2-1/2 years. BUT I always take it with 600 mg of Ibuprofen. The two meds "kick in" more quickly and effectively when taken together, in my case. Note that in my state, my doctor can only prescribe a 1-month supply... so he prescribes 4-50mg/day and I usually only take 2. Saves me a copay of $45 just for a prescription refill. :-)
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