About Tramadol

Tramadol Drug Interactions

Tramadol Drug InteractionsTramadol medication can interact with certain other drugs which includes alcohol, antidepressants, and antifungals when it is combined with any of them while taking treatment.

The interaction of Tramadol with drugs would lead to the cause of side effects such as difficulty in breathing and stomach pain and dizziness.

When Tramadol has interacted with the above-mentioned drugs, it would either increase or decrease the drug levels in the body. So it is compulsory to keep the drug interactions at minimal.

It is necessary that you must have to consult with your doctor before you start to take any other medication while you are already taking Tramadol. You can explain to your doctor about any specific interactions that you notice leading to change in your health conditions.

Tramadol has this potential to interact with alcohol, antidepressant medications.

Some of the antidepressants such as MAO inhibitors like Aurorix and Marplan or the SSRIs like Lexapro and Prozac, they might interact with Tramadol when they have been taken together.

Some other drugs like Carbamazepine which is used in the treatment of Epilepsy should not be taken with Tramadol as increases the action of metabolism and later decreases the seizure which results in the most problematic symptom in epilepsy.

The antifungal drugs such as Nizoral, Orungal and the antibiotics such as erythromycin would interfere with the mechanism of Tramadol medication in the body and would cause some illness to your health.

Tramadol can also interact with a lot of many heart rhythm medications.

Examples such as Amiodarone and blood pressure medications like Diltiazem also with Cancer medications example Gleevec react with Tramadol.

When Tramadol has been combined with the alcohol it could increase the risk of side effects like dizziness, stomach pain, headache, and tired feeling. It can also lead to causing some serious side effects.

Intake of alcohol should have to avoid while you are taking Tramadol. When Tramadol combined with the anesthetics, this might cause some risky side effects as mentioned for alcohol and would also cause some effects.

Let your doctor know that you are taking Tramadol before you are going for any surgical treatment and if Tramadol is combined with any of the antidepressants, it will also result in causing side effects same as in alcohol.

You should have to tell to your doctor if you are taking Tramadol with an antidepressant because it would cause some severe side effects and you have to closely monitored under such circumstances.

When Tramadol has been taken with the other painkiller medications, such as paracetamol that effect would be stronger alleviation of suffering. Such combination needs some medical conditions and a consultation form the healthcare provider.

Taking barbiturates along with the Tramadol would cause the side effects that have been mentioned already. Some serious side effects would also occur. Consult with your doctor before combining Tramadol with a barbiturate.

Few antibiotic or antifungals that are combined with the Tramadol can increase the level of Tramadol in the blood and it can increase the risk of side effects. Talk with your doctor before combining these two medications together.

Narcotics will also give the similar effects to that of alcohol. Discuss with your doctor before you combine these with Tramadol drug. Tramadol is a benzenoid and if it is combined with other benzenoids would result in causing side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in breathing and constipation.

Certain seizure medications or heart rhythm medications would cause the above-given side effects. Do not compare the sleeping medications with the Tramadol if you do not risk getting any side effects. Consult with your doctor as if they increase your side effects that have been mentioned above.

The chances of serious side effects were not sure when it is taken with the sleeping medication. Combining any medication with Tramadol would only increase the cause of side effects to you. Talk with your doctor before proceeding further.

The list of drugs that have been mentioned above are not exhaustive and there are some more medications that have not been discussed in the above which would also cause some severe side effects to you.

Carrie BSN, RN
Carrie is a registered nurse for almost 14 years now and she works at a local hemodialysis outpatient center in USA. She has around 9 years experience in cardiac nursing, orthopedic rehabilitation and 3 years experience in nephrology nursing. Carrie has been working as a freelance writer for three years now and has written many articles and blogs on nursing, pain, exercise, health and wellness.