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Saturday, July 10, 2010 wweathersby, Community Member, asks

Q: Can You Take Tramadol And Lyrica At The Same Time

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/11/10 8:51am

I ran them through the Drug Interaction checker and it said that patients taking both should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged central nervous system and respiratory depression. It also said you should avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until you know how these medications affect you.  Of course, you should only take them at the same time if your doctor has prescribed them for you that way.

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wweathersby, Community Member
7/11/10 10:37am

O.k., thank you.

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bt, Community Member
7/18/10 2:36pm

Hello,

  I take both and have had zero problems other than sometimes they don't work and pain breaks through. My Dr. will not let me use narcotics during these "times" because he said they don't help, but they do so I just suffer through. Other than that I have had preety good luck with Lyrica and Tramadol. Stay away from Ultram it has Tylanol in it, bad for the liver.

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Susan, Community Member
12/17/10 9:19pm

Thank you, your answer was very helpful.

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Laura jane, Community Member
2/ 7/11 5:15pm

Ultram is Tramadol

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bt, Community Member
7/18/10 2:42pm

By the way I'm a MAN with fibro, we are out there

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cab4444, Community Member
3/ 6/11 1:09pm

Thank you for the information.  I just recently started taking Lyrica and it isn't working for me (150 mg) per day.  I am gaing 2-1/2 pounds per with with it will this ever taper off.  10 lbs in a month is a little depressing.

 

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
3/ 7/11 12:44am

Weight gain is the most frequent complaint I hear from people taking Lyrica.  I don't know whether that eventually tapers off or not, but I've had people tell me they've gained 30 lbs. and more from it – and they've had a lot of trouble getting the weight off after they stop taking it.  If the Lyrica isn't helping your pain or other symptoms much, you might want to talk with your doctor about trying a different medication. 

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By wweathersby, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/14, First Published: 07/10/10