How Long After Taking Tramadol Can I Drink Alcohol?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
Tramadol and alcohol do not mix.

I would wait at least 12 hours before drinking if you've taken Tramadol, although the following factors might also be relevant to you:

  • The dosage you've taken
  • Whether you've taken a slow-release tablet or not
  • What your diet is like
How long after taking Tramadol can you drink?
Everyone reacts differently to drugs, and Tramadol is a fairly potent opiate agonist. It is usually used in pain management, and shouldn't be mixed with alcohol.

The effects of Tramadol are usually relatively long-lasting, although they also take some time to set in.

I would leave at least 12 hours between first taking Tramadol and drinking, although ideally 24 hours would be the safest bet.

Effects of drinking and taking Tramadol

In terms of repercussions from drinking on Tramadol, you run the risk of experiencing central nervous system and respiratory problems if you decide to go ahead and have a drink.

I would also look into whether you are taking extended-release tablets or not. Tramadol comes in a slow-release form that will naturally extend the amount of time you'll need to go without a drink.

For more information, why not check out this website about Tramadol.
Krystal DeLaRosa Profile
Doctors recommend not drinking at all while taking Tramadol. If you are going to drink anyway, you should wait at least 4-6 hours or until the effects of the Tramadol have worn off.

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