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Can I use tramadol if I have a history of diabetes?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Tramadol belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics, which doctors prescribe for the treatment of pain. Having a history of diabetes does not exclude you from taking tramadol medications, such as Rybix ODT, Ryzolt and Ultram. There does not appear to be any reason why people who have diabetes should not use it, however, it's important to discuss your medical history with your physician before taking this drug. Your doctor may need to modify your medication plan, dosage or timing.

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