Aa
A
A
A
Close
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
32k Members
1035021 tn?1296824307

TRAMADOL AND PAROXETINE FOR DEPRESSION, IS OK?

Hi, I'm starting to leave TRAMADOL addiction, I've been taken it since more than 5 years ago. I lower my intake to a half when I was taking a daily dose of 400 mg average but I think is too much to start. Two weeks ago I stupidly tried  a bottle of DXM (the pure formula with no combinations) and I ended in the hospital with something close to a respiratory depression, tachycardia, high blood pressure and panic, I felt I was going to die. After that my general doctor send me for blood analysis and everything was ok but the blood pressure and she told me that was due to the remainings of the DXM. So she medicate me with CAPTOPRIL by nights and PAROXETINE by mornings, I will really appreciate your opinion about this meds interaction cause as far as I know PAROXETINE is a SSRI like TRAMADOL and I don't know if they can be taken together.

Thank you by advance!


This discussion is related to CT W/D from tramadol.
5 Responses
199177 tn?1490502134
Call your pharmacist there are no doctors here. So either call your doctor a recheck it with her or call your pharmacist however when you got your scripts filled it should have told you if there was going to be an interactions with the two drugs.
1036514 tn?1252722707
For the love of God, if you're on Tramadol, get off it.  The sooner the better.  The withdrawal is a ***** but what is the alternative?  I'm on day three.  
Avatar universal
I am on day 6 of tramadol/ultram withdrawls and just today beginning to realize I wont die.   Yes my friend it is awful.  You can do it but it will not be easy.  Lowering your dose slowly over a period of time is the recommended idea but if you are an addict then it is impossible to do.  Cold turkey hurts like hell but at least its over more quickly than the tapering and truthfully I couldnt taper my dose because I am addicted to it.  There is another form of pain meds that isnt narcotic or synthetic narcotic call Neurontin?  I have heard of it but dont know anyone who has taken this. Maybe check into that.  As for withdrawls, xanax helps and so does clonodine.
xanax for anxiety and skin crawling and clonodine for blood pressure and jitters.  I can tell you that days 1-4 will be the absolute worst.  just focus on getting through each day.  I will talk to you anytime you need.  email or post me and i will be looking out for you.
1035021 tn?1296824307
Last night was bad, I lower my intake to the half and even like that I'm feeling the WD rush, I couldn't sleep, I had high blood pressure and panic, sweating.... ooh man! Is so bad...
1571878 tn?1354953383
Come join us over here if you want support...

http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/617911/DamTrams-War-on-DXM
Have an Answer?
Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333897642
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.