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Can I take Tramadol Medicine for upper back pain ?

Hi, my name is Alina and my age is 59. I am facing upper back pain last from 1 year. My friend suggested me to take tramadol medicine for pain. my doctor also suggests to me but he is saying there are some side effects of this medicine and it may be harmful.

I am getting confused. So, I want feedback about this medicine who are using it from last one year
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replied October 9th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!
I read your question and I understand your concern.
It is opiod like agent and hence it has got potential for addiction. It causes gastrointestinal upset especially constipation and nausea. Hence its better to take it for short duration i.e less than 2 weeks.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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