Tramadol is an opioid that is prescribed to patients to help relieve pain. Tramadol is considered to be on the milder side of addictive drugs, yet it can still pose to be a danger if abused. One may develop dependence and addiction to the drug and experience harmful side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
Combining Tramadol with another depressant such as alcohol can make things worse. The side effects of the two are combined too and can prove to be lethal in some cases. It is considered best to wait for some time after tramadol use, before consuming alcohol.
In this article, we will first assess what Tramadol is, and how it is classified in the UK. We will also glance at its side effects and potential dangers after which we will discuss the consequences of combining it with alcohol.