Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

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Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is used to treat moderate to severe pain. I...
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Uses of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain.

Contraindications of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

When should one not use Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

  • If you are allergic to tramadol, paracetamol or similar medicines
  • If you are suffering from any liver problem
  • If you are suffering from epilepsy or fits which is not under control by your current treatment
  • If you have a history of acute poisoning with sleeping pills, alcohol, painkillers or medicines that affect mood
  • If you are taking certain medicines for the treatment of depression or Parkinson’s disease

Side effects of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Injection site reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen



Can I take tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen during pregnancy?
Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen should not be used during pregnancy, thus consult your doctor before using it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen while breastfeeding?
Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen should not be used while breastfeeding, thus consult your doctor before using it.


Can I drive if I have taken tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen?
Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen may cause drowsiness and dizziness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen?
Avoid consuming alcohol with tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen, as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking other medicines containing paracetamol or tramadol
  • You are suffering from any liver or kidney problem
  • You have respiratory tract disorder like difficulty in breathing, asthma or lung problems
  • You have a history of brain injury
  • You experience fits or seizures
  • You are taking medicines to treat pain (containing buprenorphine, nalbuphine or pentazocine)

Mode of Action of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

How Does It Work?

Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen works by inhibiting the production of chemical which is responsible for pain (prostaglandins).

Interactions of Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, Parkinson’s disease, allergy, cough, pain or are taking medicines used to stop vomiting.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen used for?

A: Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain.

Q: In which all dosage form is tramadol+paracetamol / acetaminophen available?

A: Tramadol+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is available in the form of tablet, capsule, ampoule.
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 11:37 AM (IST)
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