Tramadol is a weak opioid agonist that has definite abuse potential. Hence, it is not advisable to continue the drug for long. Further it is not an approved treatment for OCD. OCD can be sometimes difficult to treat. It requires a combination of anti-obsessive agents (eg fluoxetine
) as well as psychotherapy
(eg exposure & response prevention). You can request your psychiatrist
for an alternative drug or psychotherapy which might work for you. Hope you find the suggestions useful.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel