Traditionally, people have been using painkillers for pain management since forever. Now that people have started hearing about natural remedies for pain like Cannabidiol or CBD, some are choosing to combine both CBD and painkillers together in hope that they can alleviate pain symptoms better than just using just painkillers or CBD alone. This is completely understable as pain does bring massive discomfort to one's life, but it's important that you understand that CBD may interact with medications and there may be risk involved with medication interactions.
CBD is known to interact with medications like over the counter pharmaceuticals and analgesics. This definitely does not mean that you cannot use both medications like Tramadol and CBD together. You just need a better time and dosing management for using CBD and pain medications.
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Today, we will be putting a spotlight on Tramadol and whether it is safe to use tramadol with cbd or not?
Tramadol is a very strong pain medication that is issued to treat mild to severe pain symptoms. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid that works with the brain and central nervous system in your spine. Because tramadol is a synthetic opioid, tramadol should be used only under medical supervision and abusing tramadol may lead to addiction.
Tramedol should not be used if you having breathing problems, history of seizures, if you are taking antidepressants or have suicidal tendencies. Tramadol may not be used with alcohol or tranquilizers.
Is it safe to take CBD with tramadol?
Studies have shown that CBD can decrease the effects of tramadol if taken in large doses. This means that CBD would reduce the positive effects of tramadol and at the same time increase the negative effects of tramadol.
Another study showed that CBD might slow down CYP2DC which is a liver enzyme that is responsible for the metabolism of tramadol in your body.
Some people may have the opposite effect. Because CBD may slow down the metabolism of tramadol it may increase the effects of tramadol in the bloodstream causing the body to receive a higher amount of tramadol than desired.
Tramadol and CBD may be good options for pain management, but given the risk of side-effects from taking both together it is recommended that there should be a gap between administering CBD and tramadol for at least 2 hours apart.
However, more study on the relationship between CBD and tramadol is needed to fully understand how they work together and to be able to give a more accurate recommendation.
Tramadol is a good choice for a pain-relieving agent, but it does come with some challenging side effects like reports of breathing issues, slow heart rate or seizures. Do keep in mind that tramadol is a synthetic opioid and can lead to overrode or addiction and should be used only with supervision from your medical provider.
CBD on the other hand is non-addictive and there are no withdrawal symptoms if you choose to stop using CBD.
CBD itself is non-intoxicating as it won't cause you to feel high when you choose CBD products made from CBD Isolate or Broad Spectrum CBD that are THC-free. But if you would like a small amount of THC in your CBD to help your body received the fullest effect from CBD or also known as the entourage effect, then choose Full Spectrum CBD.
Apart from using CBD to reduce pain you can also use CBD for treating inflammation, improve sleep, treat insomnia, relieve stress and anxiety, treat depression, control seizures and tremors. Definitely CBD has multiple advantages to promote better health.
Side effects from CBD may include dry mouth, drowsiness, nausea or change in appetite. These side effects tend to disappear on their own after your body gets used to the CBD.
You should consult with your doctor if you want to start using CBD or if you are planning on using CBD with other medications.
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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
Special thanks to:
Center For Advancing Health