- SertralineWhat is Tramadol?
Tramadol is a synthetic pain reliever contains one-tenth of morphine which helps in releasing pain and feeling pleasant. The proportion of morphine in tramadol is very small but it is very effective in binding pain receptors in the brain that are important for transmitting the sensation of pain from throughout the body to the brain. This medicine is used to treat moderate to severe acute and Chronic pain when any other medicines are not effective in treating pain. Tramadol acts on the central nervous system. It binds the receptors in the brain that are important for the transmission of pain from the body to the brain. Tramadol action on central nervous system lower the perception of pain and also improve mood, which is unique from oxycodone. Tramadol start working within 1 hours after intake of medicine and last for 6 hours.
Interaction of Tramadol with Stetraline
Generic name – sertraline
Brand name – Zoloft
It is an antidepressant medication. It is of a drug class called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affect the chemical in the brain which is affected by the depression, stress, panic or anxiety. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
*Interaction of Tramadol with Sertraline
The person who are using Tramadol together with sertraline need to consult their doctor because the interaction of these two medicines are very harmful. Combination of these two medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition that is called the Serotonin Syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizures, change in blood pressure at extreme level, increasing of heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shaking, blurred vision, stiffness, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some severe cases may result in coma and even death. The person should contact their doctor immediately if they experience these symptoms while taking the both medications at same time. Using of tramadol with sertraline may also increase the risk of seizures not related to the serotonin syndrome. The interactions may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumor or head trauma. Any have to avoid driving or operating hazardous machine until they know how the medications affect them. It is very important to tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without consulting from your doctor.