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Can we alternate tramadol 50-mg and fioricet 50-325-40 for

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Can we alternate tramadol 50-mg and fioricet 50-325-40 for pain for a subdural hematoma and joint pain?
Fioricet helps with the headaches but Mom is still having joint pain. She is 82 years old.
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How many tramadol does she take?

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If you combine tramadol with fioricet, just be careful about to much CNS depression

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

How many tramadol does she take? - usually only 2-4 per day

How many fioricet is she taking? - 1 to 3 per day at least 4 hours or more between doses..

How many of each is safe? And how far apart? Can she take a tramadol 2-3 hours after a fioricet?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Mom is taking "Lexarpo 20mg will that help with the CNS depression?

Here's a list of her meds..

Medication Name Medical Condition Frequency Results
Keppra 1000mg Subdural hematoma headaches 1/2 tab BID Control possible seizers

Zofran HCL 4mg Subdural hematoma headaches PRN control nausea

Fioricet 50-325-40 Subdural hematoma headaches PRN control pain

Potassium 10mg low potassium BID increase potassium
Osteo Bi-flex arthritis BID ease pain

Centrum silver supplement QD

Lopressor 50mg high blood pressure BID reduce BP

Vitamin D 1200mg increases vit D QD

Norvasc 10 mg High blood pressure QD reduce BP

Lexarpo 20mg depression BID control depression and anxiety

Cozaar 50 mg High blood Pressure QD reduce BP

Senna-S constipation QD

Lasix 20 mg BP and Fluid QD reduce BP and fluid

Imdur 60mg Heart and BP QD reduce BP

Atacand 32 mg high blood pressure QD reduce BP

Zocor 40 mg Cholesterol QD reduce cholesterol

Nexium 40 Acid reflux QD reflux

Loratadine Allergies PRN

Milk of Mag constipation PRN

She can take the tramadol with fioricet but it is all about finding the right balance for her. Too much between the two is almost like an overdose on either.

If she must take the two, start out with minimum dose she can tolerate.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

And how far apart should one be given after she has taken the other?

1 hour?

2 hours?

We don't want to give them too close together.. Both meds are 4hours between doses..

For better pain coverage every 2 - 3 hours will be better.