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I have had several back surgeries and had gotten addicted to pain medication was at my sergion recently for pain and I asked for non- narcotic he said have we evr tried tramadol, I said no but did you look at the other meds I am taking.  I currently take toredal and also prozac for bipolar diesease.  Is this med addictive and is it safe with my bipolar meds
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Frankly, I'd be more worried about the toradol than the tramadol (ultram) since it's not supposed to be used longer than 5 days.  Here's the patient information on toradol from rxlist:


TORADOL ORAL (ketorolac tromethamine), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days in adults), management of moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level and only as continuation treatment following IV or IM dosing of ketorolac tromethamine, if necessary. The total combined duration of use of TORADOL ORAL and ketorolac tromethamine should not exceed 5 days.

TORADOL ORAL is not indicated for use in pediatric patients and it is NOT indicated for minor or chronic painful conditions. Increasing the dose of TORADOL ORAL beyond a daily maximum of 40 mg in adults will not provide better efficacy but will increase the risk of developing serious adverse events.


Ketorolac tromethamine, including TORADOL can cause peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding and/or perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Therefore, TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED in patients with active peptic ulcer disease, in patients with recent gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, and in patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events (see WARNINGS).

NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk (see WARNINGS and CLINICAL TRIALS).
TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).

TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED in patients with advanced renal impairment and in patients at risk for renal failure due to volume depletion (see WARNINGS).

TORADOL inhibits platelet function and is, therefore, CONTRAINDICATED in patients with suspected or confirmed cerebrovascular bleeding, patients with hemorrhagic diathesis, incomplete hemostasis and those at high risk of bleeding (see WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS).
TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED as prophylactic analgesic before any major surgery.


The use of TORADOL in labor and delivery is contraindicated because it may adversely affect fetal circulation and inhibit uterine contractions. The use of TORADOL is contraindicated in nursing mothers because of the potential adverse effects of prostaglandin-inhibiting drugs on neonates.

TORADOL is CONTRAINDICATED in patients currently receiving aspirin or NSAIDs because of the cumulative risk of inducing serious NSAID-related side effects.

Dosage should be adjusted for patients 65 years or older, for patients under 50 kg (110 lbs) of body weight (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) and for patients with moderately elevated serum creatinine (see WARNINGS).

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Hello Cotakubota,

Hello and welcome to MedHelp. I am glad you found us. Tramadol is not classified as a narcotic medication. It is not considered to be addictive though some ppl will argue that with me.

If your physician prescribed the Tramadol with your other medications than you should be able to take them together. Additionally your pharmacist will have better knowledge of drug interactions. Be sure and discuss this with him/her.

I would take about anything (legal) that would help my pain. So I wish you well. Others will post and offer their opinoins, we all have them. Do what is best for you. Take care and keep in touch. Tuck
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