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Can Tramadol lead to heart palpitations?

If I take a dose of Tramadol 50 mg. is there a chance I will have increased heart palpatations?I suffer a rapid heart rate and have been prescribed Zanax to control the heart rate but have to take quite a few to control the rate. I have now been prescribed Tramadol for pain of an enlarged ovary. I don't want to take it if it could increase my heart rate.
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
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Hello,

Tramadol does not cause palpitations. If symptoms persist better to consult a cardiologist and plan for an ECG to rule out arrhythmias.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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