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Hello - my doctor switched my medication from Tramadol to Vicodin.

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Hello - my doctor switched my medication from Tramadol to Vicodin. How long should I wait after the last dose of tramadol to take the vicodin? I don't want to create a problem!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

8 to 10 hours interval should be fine between tramadol last dose and vicodin first dose.

mysticdoc :

Please follow your doctor's instruction.

mysticdoc :

best wishes,

JACUSTOMER-zr1m1f1r- :
mysticdoc :

welcome

JACUSTOMER-zr1m1f1r- :

I've been taking the tramadol every 6 hours or so. My doctor didn't give me any instructions beyond "don't take them together". Should I wait 8-10 as you suggest or can I take it at the regular dosing time?

mysticdoc :

waiting 8 hours will be better

JACUSTOMER-zr1m1f1r- :

Alrighty - thank you very much. What happens if I take them too close together? My doctor didn't mention that either

mysticdoc :

both can cause drowsiness, respiratory problem together.

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