Tramadol VS Other Medications.

Tramadol vs other pain medicines.

Tramadol vs other pain medicines comparison with vicodin, morphine and oxycodone,  some common side effects, and some drug interaction with tramadol.

Tramadol vs. Vicodin

Tramadol and Vicodin are powerful medication for huge pain reliever. These are prescribed medication mostly as a pain killer for chronic pain, back pain, injuries or some short medical procedure. They’re also useful for treating pain associated with cancer or other chronic illness. Tramadol have the most part as non-addictive whereas Vicodin is highly addictive, some doctors may be more comfortable with tramadol because it’s not a controlled substance and has less risk of abuse and dependency .Vicodin is very addictive instead of tramadol that’s why tramadol can be used for long term without getting addiction, some peoples say that tramadol is also addictive and some says it’s not. Tramadol is cheaper than vicodin but it’s not about price, be sure to ask your doctor which one is better for you.

Some side effects of Tramadol:

  • flushing
  • dizziness
  • congestion
  • sore throat
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • itching
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • weakness

 

Some common side effects of Vicodin:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • itching
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • confusion or mood problems
  • low blood pressure
  • respiratory depression
  • gastric obstruction
  • hypersensitivity reaction, which could include swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and skin rash

Drug Interaction of Tramadol and Vicodin

Before taking tramadol and Vicodin together first ask to your doctor, taking these two drugs together can increase the risk of seizures, breathing problems and other major side effects, if you prescribed these drugs by your doctor you need dose adjustment or special test to safely take these medication, if you are allergic from one of them or feel some common side effects mention above tell your doctor.

Tramadol vs. oxycodone

Tramadol and oxycodone are the most taking medication by chronic pain, FDA pregnancy category for oxycodone is B research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans, FDA pregnancy category for tramadol is C research studies with animals found the risk on unborn babies, but isn’t been studied on humans, if you are pregnant talk with your doctor before taking both of these medicines. These both medicines can be used for long term treatment, tramadol is very cheaper than oxycodone, oxycodone can be used for pain and chronic pain treatment, but tramadol is mostly used for every types of pain.

Side effects of tramadol:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • itching
  • lack of energy
  • sweating
  • dry mouth
  • nervousness
  • indigestion
  • slow breathing
  • seizures

Side effects of oxycodone:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • itching
  • lack of energy
  • trouble sleeping
  • weakness
  • sweating
  • dry mouth
  • slowed breathing
  • shock
  • low blood pressure
  • not being able to able
  • cardiac arrest(heart stops beating)

Drug interaction of tramadol and oxycodone:

Using these medications together can increase the risk of seizures, breathing problems, blood pressure problems and many other side effects, first ask to your doctor before taking these medicines together if you feel weakness, nausea, headache, or other common side effects mentioned above stop taking these medicines and call your doctor, avoid driving if you feel any serious problems by taking these medications.

Tramadol vs. Morphine:

Tramadol and Morphine both are medication for treats severe pain, but Tramadol is used to moderate to severe pain, tramadol is much weaker than morphine on a scale 1;10, but tramadol is very less addictive as morphine, tramadol is much suitable for young children, elder peoples and patients with any type of pain. The morphine medicines are so strong that some peoples can’t take it because of some incident so they were prescribed for tramadol by their doctors. Morphine is also much addictive, most of doctors or physicians avoid prescribing the medicines which were more addictive. Tramadol have no serious breathing problems as morphine has, in tramadol their some common side effects but not a serious problem if you are taking proper dosage of tramadol.

Less common side effects of morphine:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blurred vision
  • bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • cough
  • decreased urination
  • dizziness, faintness
  • fainting
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • headache
  • hives, itching, or skin rash
  • increased sweating
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • severe constipation
  • severe vomiting
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • slow heartbeat
  • sweating or chills

 

Common side effects of tramadol

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • itching
  • lack of energy
  • sweating
  • dry mouth
  • nervousness
  • indigestion
  • slow breathing
  • seizures

Drug interaction of Tramadol and Morphine:

Before taking tramadol and morphine together first ask to your doctor, taking these two drugs together can increase the risk of seizures, breathing problems and other major side effects, if you prescribed these drugs by your doctor you need dose adjustment or special test to safely take these medication, if you are allergic from one of them or feel some common side effects mention above tell your doctor.