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Tramadol : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Tramadol with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Tramadol is an opioid analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain in adults.

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Tramadol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice:: Grapefruit juice inhibits the intestinal cytochrome enzyme which plays a vital role in the first pass metabolism of tramadol, thereby increasing its levels.

Tramadol Interactions with Alcohol

Taking alcohol with tramadol to enhance its euphoric effects is likely to cause dangerous side effects such as drowsiness, numbness, impaired coordination, loss of consciousness and enhanced euphoria.
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How to Take the Medication -

You can take tramadol with food or on an empty stomach. Swallow it as whole. Do not crush, chew or split the tablet or capsule.
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