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Can I use ConZip if I am taking lithium?

You can take ConZip (tramadol) along with lithium, but your doctor will monitor you closely. Taken together, ConZip, which is used to treat chronic moderate to moderately severe pain in adults, and lithium can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, a rare but potentially deadly condition in which levels of the brain chemical serotonin become too high. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, hallucinations, coma, rapid heartbeat, dramatic blood-pressure changes, dangerously high fever, coordination problems, twitching, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The risk of serotonin syndrome is greatest when you first start taking ConZip and when your dose changes.

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