Tramadol Transition for Migraine / Headache Sufferers:
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Withdrawal effects may be managed for those who took Tramadol regularly, but it is
still possible to experience symptoms. It it better
not to stop Tramadol "cold turkey" but to wean off by 50-100mg weekly, along with an
alternative medication. Examples of transition programs are listed below.
In some cases, anti-depressants may be needed to help with the side effects.
Depending on your health condition various options may be available.
Listed below are some common examples of treatments.
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For Migraines / Headaches:
Butalbital - Take one or
two tablets every four hours as needed for pain, while reducing Tramadol
by 50 to 100mg weekly. May be useful to schedule Gabapentin in low
dosage during the weaning to help with Restless legs and muscle pain.
Sumatriptan (generic Imitrex) -
Take one as
needed at onset of headache; may repeat once within 4 hours if needed,
not to exceed 100mg in 24 hours; while reducing Tramadol by 50 to 100mg
weekly. May be useful to schedule Gabapentin in low dosage during the
weaning to help with Restless legs and muscle pain.
Topiramate (generic Topamax) -
Common therapy includes 25-50mg
every 12 hours for headache prevention, not to exceed 100mg per day,
while reducing Tramadol by 50 to 100mg weekly. May be useful to schedule
Gabapentin (generic Neurontin) -
Gabapentin in low dosage during the weaning to help with
Restless legs and muscle pain.
**These options are examples. Only a licensed health care provider can determine your health care needs.