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Can I use Ultram if I am taking an SSRI?

Talk to your doctor before taking the prescription pain medication Ultram (tramadol) with any of the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Combining these medications may increase the risk of a rare but serious group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Your doctor may need to modify your medication plan, dosage or timing.

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