Is it safe to take tramadol & gabapentin together
Tramadol is an opioid pain medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain, whereas gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug. Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma amino butyric acid, it is a neurotransmitter). Its chemical structure consists of the addition of the Cyclo – hexyl group to gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of epilepsy and post herpetic pains. If a person takes gabapentin and tramadol together, they interact with each other by enhancing the pharmacological effect of the drug. A person feels relieved from pain. Symptoms like drowsiness and dizziness increases after taking these drugs.