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#1126: MM- Addiction and Tramadol

The Staying Young Show 2.0 - Entertaining | Educational | Health & Wellness

Release Date: 06/03/2019

Are you taking Tramadol?  You may want to be cautious while taking it.  This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute.  Tramadol is known to be a less addictive opioid that most doctors deem “safe-er” than the others.  In fact, tramadol wasn’t even considered an opioid until 2014.  So, it must be safe, right?  Think again.  New research out of Mayo Clinic found that tramadol has addictive qualities—even though it’s only considered a schedule 4 controlled substance.   According to the study, surgical patients that were given tramadol had a higher risk of prolonged use than with other common opioids.  Talk to your doctor if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of opioid addiction.  This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.


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