Ibruprofen and Tramadol

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Is it safe to take Ibruprofen and Tramadol together?

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    Generally speaking yes but if you are having Stomach problems on top of whatever else is going on then take it easy on the Ibuprofen,, but yeah you can take Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Tramadol all lumped together and it gives em all a good boost smile
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I dont have too many stomach issues now, I recently had my gall bladder removed. I usually take just one Tramadol or with 2 paracetamol, and have found that if I take these late at night then the pain I take them for which I have mentioned on here previously seems to not be too bad at all for most of the following day.

    Does that sound common?

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    Hi i was perscribed tramadol earlier today would you mind sharing your experience with this drug as i am a little apprehensive? Thanks
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      I take tranadol for chronic arthritis pain in my knees. For my condition it eases the pain some but not for very long. But I do know some that take it and say it dies wonders for them so hopefully it will for you to.
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    Tramadol can make you slightly drowsy but works very well in relieving pain.

    Can I ask which condition your Tramadol was prescribed for and is it capsule and what strength?

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    Thanks, i was perscribed this for costrochondritis, the capsual form and dosage is 50 mg 3x daily i have took 1 now so shall see how it goes
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    Tramadol is a good painkiller but it works far better when taken with something else (Paracetamol or whatever), it also makes it far less likely that you'll develop a habit if you're taking it long term wink Mr Flintstone, the thing with pain is you can reset it (unless it's completely terrible of course) and Tramadol is good at resetting it (it's fairly long lasting), but as you have noticed the pain can and will slowly but surely creep up again rolleyes
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    Thank you for that interesting info :-)
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    kel87,

    Thanks for letting us know and please let us know the progress.

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    *house* my gp did tell me to take the tramadol with paracetemol
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    So it is safe then to take Tramadol with Ibruprofen instead of paracetamol.
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    Yes, Ibuprofen or Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, either or both, Ibuprofen is particularly good for Gallbladder area pain in my experience, but read about the possible Stomach side effects in the accompanying leaflet wink
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    I was prescribed Tramadol for bad shingle pain which didnt help. Doesnt seem right to take another pain tab along with it.
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    Hi, I've been using tramadol for about 9 months now. Its perfectly fine to take ibuprofen and paracetamol alongside tramadol but remember that ibuprofen can cause stomach/liver issues when taken long-term.

    I was prescribed tramadol and paracetamol at the same time, as paracetamol can greatly improve the effectiveness of tramadol. I'm not sure how exactly but several GPs and Pain Management specialists confirmed this.

    I'd highly recommend anyone on tramadol who isn't getting much relief to try taking 1 or 2 paracetamol tablets at the SAME time as their tramadol dose. I think there may even be a tramadol/acetaminophen (paracetamol) pill available on prescription.

    As always, talk to your GP, Pharmacist or even NHS Direct before mixing medications and look out for any contraindications on the patient information leaflet in the medication's box.

    Also, don't suffer in silence! If the tramadol doesn't work out, go back to your GP and discuss other options. I've just changed to a stronger pain killer as the tramadol lost its effectiveness after 9 months of heavy use!

    Hope this helps, this is my first post on patient.info so apologies if its a bit long!

    Nick

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    Hi Nick, and welcome to the forum.

    When you mention that its perfectly fine to take ibuprofen and paracetamol alongside tramadol, I take it that you don't mean all together at the same time? I have taken like one 50mg tramadol capsule together with 2 500mg paracetamol capsules, and I have often wondered if I could take 2 tramadol 50mg with the 2 paracetamol capsules at the same time, but like I say I don't suppose it's advisable to take all 3 which includes the ibruprofen, but I may be wrong of course.

    I have had issues with stomach and colon and had my gall bladder removed, so maybe I should think twice before I take the ibruprofen.

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