This question was answered on Sat 17, Jan 2009 03:12am by Dr Veena, MD

does tramadol effect the liver

Asked by Unregistered (Female; 41; post hep'c'; Relevant drugs:tramadol 10mg tid ) on Fri 16, Jan 2009 07:15pm

does tramadol hurt your liver

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Answer by Dr Veena, MD  on Sat 17, Jan 2009 03:12am:

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Comment by noemy kronander on Tue 28, Sep 2010 10:07am:
well i take 4 tramadols at day, you think do you think tramadol can hurt my liver?? please let me know

Comment by on Tue 28, Sep 2010 11:39am:
Do you have liver problem?

Comment by noemy on Wed 29, Sep 2010 07:13am:
not that i know.. but im having some minor pain on my left side, and when i cough it hurt little

Comment by RJS on Thu 06, Jan 2011 02:06pm:

Comment by on Tue 17, May 2011 11:11pm:
Tramadol effects on liver include elevate liver enzymes, hepatitis and liver failure. So always take it under a medical supervision.

Comment by LCZ on Sat 28, May 2011 09:15am:
BooBoo1 Was just prescribed Ultram for severe prolonged Sciatica pain. Any precautions pertaining to other meds, natural supplements, or diet tha one should be aware of, when taking this drug? Thanks for any help! ;)

Comment by on Sun 29, May 2011 11:01pm:
Ultram can cause interactions with ceratain drugs. It is advisable not to take Ultram while you are intoxicated (drunk) or taking any of the following: alcohol or street drugs, narcotic pain medicine, sedatives or tranquilizers, or medicine for depression, anxiety, or mental illness.

Comment by Jean Moon on Tue 31, May 2011 09:36pm:
I have been taking tramadol for about 6 years. I feel it has got me by the balls. It is the hardest drug I have ever tried to get off. I would like to know if it messes up your matabilisum. I have no energy at all. I don't do any-thing. I have tried a few times to quit on my own and even when that didn't work I went to treatment. Please some-one let me know how to get off this very dangerous drug. I am 50 years old and have lost all my energy. I used to love to exercise and work. Now I stay home and do nothing. I have gained 45 pounds in 15 months. I know this is terrible. My husband cooks cleans and works. I help him with nothing. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by on Tue 31, May 2011 10:43pm:
Tramadol can cause malaise, tremors, fatigue and drug abuse and drug dependence. Do not stop taking this drug and consult your doctor to shift to some other pain killers like non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.

Comment by Judy Winder on Tue 30, Aug 2011 07:49pm:
I take two 50mg tramadol tablets a day,one in the morning and one in the evening.It has helped me with my fibromyalgia better than anything,I've tried.Have been taking it for almost three years.I take 1mg lorazapam at night for sleep.This is all I take,other than my vitamins in the morning.Wonderful drug for me.

Comment by ginger on Wed 29, Feb 2012 01:11pm:
I just started taking tramadol and started experiencing severe stomach pain that radiated up through my right chest and neck. My doctor had me take blood test and wait in his office for the results. My ALT was 396 and my AST 272. So, I guess the answer is it can. My appt. was for my asthma being out of control and I happened to mention I thought the tramadol for upsetting my stomach. Thankfully I mentioned it and that my Dr. was smart enough to make me get blood test or I might have continued on.

Comment by Char on Wed 29, Feb 2012 11:50pm:
Thank you all for your comments on Tramadol. Much appreciated the input! God Bless you all.

Comment by Gregory Williams on Sun 18, Mar 2012 05:15am:
I have cronic back pain and at the moment i am taking 200mg of tramal and 100mg of panadeine forte a day and have done this nfor 4 yrs.I have just got my blood tests back and have no problem with my kidneys or liver,but am still worried about the long term use.I hope you may be able to advise me about this. thanking you. gregory

Comment by j reynolds on Mon 26, Mar 2012 11:22pm:
I also take both tramadol and panadeine forte but recently went on interferon for hep c and the whole time my ggts never went below 300 i was led to believe it was due to the drugs so after researching have found both to have severe effects on the liver when taken over long periods of time and they should not be used together. the paracetamol in panadeine alone has a bad effect on the liver and tramadol is not meant to be used in people with liver problems unless in small doses such as 100mg max per day

Comment by V.Dugan on Wed 21, Nov 2012 10:08am:
I ahve stage 4 cirrohsis of the liver and severe arthritis what kind of pain meds are safe to use.

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