CEimpact Podcast

Tramadol versus Codeine: Which is Safer?

March 07, 2022 CEimpact Season 3 Episode 11
CEimpact Podcast
Tramadol versus Codeine: Which is Safer?
Show Notes

Opioids are always in the news for adverse reactions and poor outcomes. Two opioids - tramadol and codeine - are often left out of the fey as potential alternatives. Yet, these medications are not without adverse events. A recent study evaluated the mortality and safety differences in tramadol and codeine.

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References and resources:

Xie J, Strauss VY, Martinez-Laguna D, et al. Association of Tramadol vs Codeine Prescription Dispensation With Mortality and Other Adverse Clinical Outcomes. JAMA. 2021;326(15):1504–1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15255

Continuing Education Information:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the risks associated with tramadol compared to codeine
  2. Discuss the role of tramadol in managing a patient's pain

Dr. Wall is a member of the Janssen Speaker's Bureau.

0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs

ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-22-097-H01-P

Initial release date: 03/7/22

Expiration date: 03/7/2023

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