Tramadol in pregnancy

Common Questions and Answers about Tramadol in pregnancy

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did you only take 1 tramadol? are you in labor now?
Spontaneous post-marketing reports indicate that seizure risk is increased with doses of tramadol above the recommended range. Concomitant use of tramadol increases the seizure risk in patients taking: •Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI antidepressants or anorectics), •Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and other tricyclic compounds (e.g., cyclobenzaprine, promethazine, etc.), or •Other opioids.
Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Dependence and abuse, including drug-seeking behavior and taking illicit actions to obtain the drug, are not limited to those patients with prior history of opioid dependence You should not take tramadol if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol. Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol.
Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Hi me again wanted to know if tramadol is a form of a antidepressant? Just Heard this..still tryin to find out how I got so bad.
yes, Tramadol in small doses will help you detox off the Norco. Take one first thing in the morning and another 3/4 hours later. DO NOT take too many as they will make you very sleepy and feel dizzy. If you get any relief from the tramadol you should then start to take walks at night, drink lots of water and take warm baths to induce sweating/detox. Take them for a week at the longest and taper to only one a day..TRAMADOL can be just as hard to get off of.
It's so depressing to find that 2 years since I quit, there remains such a lack of knowledge about tramadol in the medical profession. Best wishes.
It says tramadol is category C though. If you don't know what that means just type in goggle pregnancy category C.
Safe use in pregnancy has not been established. Chronic use during pregnancy may lead to physical dependence and post-partum withdrawal symptoms in the newborn (see DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION). Tramadol has been shown to cross the placenta. The mean ratio of serum tramadol in the umbilical veins compared to maternal veins was 0.83 for 40 women treated with tramadol HCl during labor.
From what I've read, it seems that the major risk with Tramadol in pregnancy is with long-term use at high dosages, which doesn't sound like it applies to you. Women do all kinds of things before they know they're pregnant and 95% of the time, everything turns out okay. I would, however, not take any more, and I would tell your doctor. There is a lot of debate about whether Tramadol is a narcotic or not...
Has anyone taken tramadol throught thier pregnancy? What was the outcome? I have been taking 4 a day and am in my second trimester. So far my second trimester blood work was ok. I feel guilty and my ob says that the only problems ever reported were from withdrawls. He also said that the only birth defects in lab animals were because they were given toxic human doses. I am still worried i can't help it.
I really need help. Has anyone out there taking tramadol during a pregnancy? I am really, really scared right now. I am 29 weeks pregnant and have taken tramadol for the past 2+ years. During my first trimester I went c/t and lasted about 3 weeks. I still felt so miserable that I couldn't take it anymore and started taking the pills again. Since then I've tried weaning with no success. Two weeks ago I tried c/t again and lasted only three day.
here is the fda information on ultram FDA pregnancy category C. Ultram may be harmful to an unborn baby. Ultram may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Ultram can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Also, has anyone else had expierence with tramadol and pregnancy, or even pain pills in general and pregnancy? Is the amount I'm taking putting me at risk for having a baby born with withdraw symptoms? Thanks.
One glass of wine a day has been proven in certain studies to be healthy during pregnancy. Not all would agree with this and I'm only saying this because you are drinking Nyquil already, I myself would not recommend this otherwise. I wish all the best.
Also, I know going c/t off of tramadol isn't recommended but, can going c/t harm a pregnancy/baby? When I got my dose low enough, I was hoping to just stop taking it all together. Anything anyone can share would be great!
I check on here just about every other day; I fought a battle with Tramadol and every day I am reading about people being confused with this drug. Docs are telling us it is non-addictive and that we're imagining our w/d's. Some of you might remember me saying a couple of weeks ago that I called a hotline and was basically told, "No, hon, not from Tramadol. We couldn't even admit you into a treatment center.
Hi I have been taking 150mg of tramadol for one year and I want to stop! I was wondering is it safe for me just to stop or should I taper down? Thanx for your time!
Hi Kylie4501, I signed up after reading your post and knowing that you are in the spot you are in this Friday morning. I stop taking tramadol on july 19th which was almost a month ago. I kept taking percocet to transition to something else, didn't want to stop everything at once. Been on daily pain medication for a year and a half, and was sick of being on it.
I have been taking tramadol for about 2 years now and have increased my dosage to about 3 pills, four times a day. I know I am without addicted to this "non habit forming drug". While I'm not all kinds of messed up from these pills, they give me a good sense of well being as well as help with my neck pain. I've been reading that withdrawal is pretty brutal, even worse than "real" opiates due to the precision of the drug on neurotransmitters.
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