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2019 May

Eur J Clin Pharmacol



Prescribing patterns of tramadol in adults in IMS® primary care databases in France and Germany between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2016.


Hedenmalm K, Slattery J, Skibicka-Stepien I, Kurz X, Morales D
Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 May; 75(5):707-716.
PMID: 30675632.


There is increasing concern with regard to fatal intoxications with prescription opioids and tramadol poisonings. This study aimed to characterise prescribing patterns for tramadol in primary care in France and Germany and identify long-term treatment and potential risk factors for such treatment.