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What are the side effects of Tramadol?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 in Headache and Migraines
Question: I am taking 100 mg of tramadol daily for a persistent headache. I am 80 years old and have type 2 diabetes. It is very effective. sIs there a risk for long term use?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The diplopia in diabetes most likely occurs due to diabetic neuropathy.
The resolution occurs with time without any specific treatment.
Tramadol is relatively safe and can be taken for months.
You can also try amitriptyline or sertraline.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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Dr N Kumar
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