Is It Okay To Take Tramadol After Cesarean Delivery?
Can you drink tramadol after giving birth by cesarean to relieve or relieve pain?
After cesarean section, it is very possible for the body to feel pain. To overcome this, doctors usually prescribe pain medications, either by injection (while still in the hospital) or oral medication (at home).
Tramadol is a painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. However, the use of this drug must be on the recommendation of a doctor and under the supervision of a doctor. For breastfeeding mothers, use of tramadol should be avoided. For post-caesarean section mothers who are not breastfeeding, it is still not recommended to use tramadol without doctor's recommendation to avoid unwanted side effects and avoid addiction effects. However, if your doctor prescribes the drug Tramadol, then you can take it according to the doctor's recommendation. Don't forget to control with the doctor who prescribes it on schedule.
If the pain medication from the doctor has run out, you can try using an over-the-counter pain medication first, for example paracetamol (paracetamol is quite safe for breastfeeding mothers). If the pain does not decrease with paracetamol, you should return to the obstetrician for evaluation and so that you can be given more optimal treatment but also safe for you and your baby. Avoid taking medication without doctor's recommendation while breastfeeding.
Apart from painkillers, you can do the following tips to help with post-caesarean recovery:
Get enough rest Use a soft pillow to hold the stomach when talking, laughing, or coughing Try not to laugh, sneeze, or cough too hard Keep physical activity as usual, but start with light activities and can be increased gradually, for example walking leisurely while carrying the baby Avoid carry objects heavier than the baby's weight Manage emotions well Keep the surgical wound dry. Immediately control the doctor if you find fever, purulent sores, swelling, redness, or reopening stitches.
Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y