Can You Take Tramadol And Lyrica At The Same Time

Question

Asked by Susan

Can You Take Tramadol And Lyrica At The Same Time

I am taking tramadol for pain and today the Dr gave me Lyrica to try since

the tramadol was not doing much to help. Can I continue to take both

medicines?

Answer

Tramadol and Lyrica are compatable with caution because the combination can lead to extra drowsiness, confusion, or cloudiness. Starting at a low dose of Lyrica 50 mg per day and titrating up as tolerated and as becomes effective is advisable. Take it slow, week by week, in order to see if this combination will be effective for you.

Another combination worth considering, if tramadol is not effective and causing side effects, is Nucynta and Lyrica. These two drugs offer a good one-two punch for nerve pain.

Stay in contact with your doctor.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD