The Neurologist Has Prescribed Me Tridural, As Well As Lyrica. I Can Find No Information On Tridural

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Asked by Kimberly ... K-W Chronic Pain Support Group

The Neurologist Has Prescribed Me Tridural, As Well As Lyrica. I Can Find No Information On Tridural

I am interested in any side effects that may occur, and what exactly the drug is used for.

Thank you for any input that may come.

Kimberly

Answer

Hi Kimberly,

Tridural is a sustained release form of Tramadol and should have the same side effects. Tramadol is a narcotic like pain reliever that effects the nerves in the brain to reduce moderate to severe pain. Since it contains acetaminophen watch your intake of over the counter remedies to ensure you're not taking too much acetaminophen.

You can find out more about Tramadol (or Ultram) at

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-25432-25.html

http://www.drugs.com/tramadol.html