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I take tramadol for diabetic neuropathy and oxycodone for back

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I take tramadol for diabetic neuropathy and oxycodone for back pain. I am supposed to take a lorazepam prior to an MRI this morning and another if necessary as I am severely claustrophobic. Is there any danger of adverse interaction.

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Great question

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If you have been on the tramadol and oxycodone for some time

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there is little need to worry about any interaction here

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the combination can produce increased sedation

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which is kind of what they are looking for prior to your MRI

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I would make sure you have a driver to take you home after the MRI

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as you may be too sleepy to drive

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but this medicine should be fine to take one time prior to your study

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