Tramadol and children, breastfeeding

SPANZA has issued two advisories, use of Tramadol in children and use of Tramadol in breasfeeding and  neonates.

Following an announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration on the use of codeine and Tramadol in children, SPANZA issued an advisory. 

A seconded advisory relating to the use of Tramadol during breastfeeding and in the neonate has been recently issued.

SPANZA recommends that Tramadol can have a useful role as part of a multimodal regimen for managing acute pain in children and also breastfeeding mothers.

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