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Can You Take Tramadol 50mg & Norco 10/325 At The Same Day

mikeystcmmikeystc Posts: 21
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in Pain Medications
My Chiro Doctor is An Idiot Never Told Me How To Take It!
Need You Guys Help


  • I didn't know chiropractors could prescribe medicine.
    Call your pharmacist for possible interactions. Or call your doctor back and see what he wanted you to do. Good luck.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • I Forgot To Tell You Guys My Fault
  • I am shocked as well....I didn't think they were allowed to prescribe opiates or medication either...

    And why would they prescribe you two short acting medications?

    You absolutely should call your Dr. back to find out how they want you to take this medication.
  • Generally, when there is a change to medications- ie, going from Ultram to Norco/Vicoden, then the patient is supposed to stop taking the old medication and use the new one as directed. Directions are found on the label of the prescription bottle. for example, take one tablet q 4 or 6 hours. If there are no instructions such as the ones I just used for an example, then you need to call your prescribing doctor and ask them for specifics...we can't presume to guess what your doctor wants you to do, and ask the doctor about the Ultram while you have him on the phone.
    Don't just assume anything when it comes to meds that your doctor prescribes.
  • My old PM, who did not Rx controlled drugs, just injections, pt, tramadol and neurontin, he had me on Tramadol. He finally concluded I needed more and referred me to another PM clinic ( that did not do injections) with the suggestion I continue on Tramadol (actually a slow acting intermediate term drug)and add Norco for BT pain. New PM said he would do that if I wanted, but thought it unwise. Rather than 6 to 8 Tramadol per day plus 1-3 Norco as needed, just take 3-5 Norco, 2-3 daily plus 1-2 as needed for BT pain.

    Why keep an extra, much weaker pain drug in the mix that had its own collection of side effects? Tramadol has the real potential for causing much more potentially serious side effects than hyrocodone. It is only widely Rx'd because it is not a Controlled Drug.

    I quickly weaned off Tramadol and now receive Norcos 7.5s, 120 per month to take on an as needed schedule. I am much more satisfied.
    Severe DDD, Severe neural foraminal stenosis at 2 levels, moderate canal stenosis at 2 levels, significantly impaired left shoulder & arm function. Chronic moderate compression fracture at C6.
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