Which medications in the drug class Opioid Analgesics are used in the treatment of Nerve Entrapment Syndromes of the Lower Extremity?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Opioid Analgesics

Tramadol is a weak opioid and an inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake in the dorsal horn.

Tramadol (Ultram, Conzip)

Tramadol is an analgesic that probably acts over monoaminergic and opioid mechanisms. Its monoaminergic effect is shared with tricyclic antidepressants. Tolerance and dependence appear to be uncommon.


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