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Dana Says:
I took 100mg of Tramadol last thursday and have to have a urine test at my pain doc next thurs (2 weeks between dosage and test). I was wondering if anyone has been tested positive after that long?

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Bethany Says:
Ok so I took my usual drug test and I am on Tramadol and Gabapentin. My drug test showed up as Methadone. I am on Probation. So I am really needing to know Because I Have not taken anything else.

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KMB Says:
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Not totally true. I get tested monthly by my doc also and I was Gave tramadol at the E room for my arm and I didn't have be to see my doc for 2 & a half more weeks so it didn't even cross my mind that it would show up and it did which is why I'm looking this up now. Also they say the bigger you are the longer it could stay. Well I'm only 145 lbs at 5' 11" so I don't know how it showed up but it did and I have in passed taken hydrocodone and passed a drug test 4 days later before. Both times I had only taken the hydros the day and the tramadol the one day so it wasn't on regular basis so I'm confused on how it showed up. Per test. Luckily I had papers in my car showing why I had went to the E room and explained that they gave me s tramadol and doc was ok with it

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Patti Says:

Please be advised that as of August 18, 2014, Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet) is now classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. The Board of Nursing wanted to alert you to the change. Since it is not our rule, we won’t be able to answer questions about the specific requirements but whatever your processes for controlled substances means to add in this particular drug. Thanks!

N. Genell Lee, MSN, RN, JD
Executive Officer
Alabama Board of Nursing

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warpig Says:
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If your a chemist and a u.a. tech you should know about e.t.g. tests for alcohol. The metabolite of alcohol stays in your system for up to 80 hours depending on frequency of use and type of booze consumed as well as the amount. It isn't just magically gone when "the hangover" leaves you. Stop giving false info and acting like you know it's fact. Ass hat

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LetsGetRealPeople Says:
It is not addictive. They do give it to patients whom can not take narcotics.....because of possible addiction, or problems with it from before. I know it used to help me immensely. I started having seizures......not the cause of taking it.....but it can cause they would no longer let me have it. Instead I take Oxycodone. I would do anything and I mean anything to be able to take the Tramadol again and not be opiate dependent. The drug test they have now and more and more companies are using them....... are catching everything. My son could pass one after taking several Hydrocodones. Then having a test 8 hours later. It did not take him very long however to come across a drug test that go him for anything he done within the last month.

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Jason Says:
Dont take it again, its horrible stuff. I wish they would take it off the market, saying its not a narcotic is one of the most stupid things I have ever heard someone say. Tramadol can cause MAJOR withdraw symptoms taking it only a few weeks. More than hydrocodone. Docs hand it out like its nothing, they need to do something about it before it's a repeat of Percocet.

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wmfiii Says:
Just had a hip replacement. Doctor gave me a prescription for Tramadol HCL (50 mg) 1 to 2 tablets, 4-6x per day. As I was told it was not a narcotic (but please don't relive that argument) I decided to take 2 tablets 4x per day and have been for the last 2 days. Now doing research, I learn that maximum dosage is 400 mg per day (vs the 600 that I've been taking). It has controlled the pain so I can do exercises but I am experiencing itching all over my body, some loss of concentration, difficulty in urinating and constipation. I'm going to reduce the dosage to 1 tablet every 6 hours (200 mg per day). Any thoughts as to how long it will take to reduce the concentration in my system and are there things I can do to speed up that process.

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Jenny From Kentucky Says:
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Yes in many states now, it is considered a class 4 prescribed drug.. And is in fact tested for in those states.. Because there are many cases of Tramadol abuse, over doses, & death...

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Cee Says:
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Taking a suboxone and opiate together WILL make you sick. Know from personal experience more then once. Have struggled w an opiate addiction for years and have taken the both together. And EVERYTIME, same result, got really sick n usually lasts all day. So if you plan on being an i**** like me better have a bucket beside you at all times.

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ernie Says:
if you see an older lady or gentleman on tramadol because the dr has precribed it ,* then you will see 4 yourself if its a narcotic!
I saw what it was doing to my father after just a half one and he was in his late 70s and no one can convince me that its not and it can be highly addictive and the drawbacks are nothing to ignore !

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Mike Says:
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My doc just took me off vicodin and put me on Ultram to get me off narcotics

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kesh Says:
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I was told 2 months ago at the Emergency Room that Tramadol is now a Narcotic.

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madeupperson2 Says:
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Alcohol can show up in your urine for up to 2 weeks after the last drink. It changes it's form as the liver and kidneys are processing the sugars.

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Ricky Says:
hey did you pass the test from taken tramadol im in the same boat

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Willow billy Says:
You should try kratum its an all natural pain reducer work great and isn't chemicals or what e er it is I e been taking it since December 2013 almost every day and only way it could even come close to addictive or unhealthy is if you get the kind that they tamper with I suggest this to everyone I can that's on them devil pills. Anyways it's the company I get it from is called phytoextractum and get the pain cheap Bali kratom powder. Take it home use one teaspoon of kratom to a medium glass of hot water add sugar and have you some all natural pain killing tea. O yeah I take one UA per week since November 2013 and haven't failed on yet damn I think I just ginksed my self JK LOL joke about the ginksing my self I only got two months left of there BS. Well kratom works very well for pain

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w73me Says:
Methadone does not show up on urine testing at all. Used to test people for drugs, and these people were on Meth.

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kmf2157 Says:
Tramadol is not a schedule 2 narcotic...but it is a lightweight narcotic.

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the tester Says:
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As a chemist at a drug testing lab I disagree. No one has mentioned naloxone, suboxone contains a chemical called naloxone and that is what will block other opiates. Suboxone simply fills the receptors hense providing an axon potential which keeps you from feeling withdru, naloxone will bind in the same receptors for A LONG time and if u take any other opiates besides saboxone or subutex then it will precipitate an opiate withdrawal in you.

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nrsb Says:
W*k*p*d*a, source of all empirical knowledge, describes tramadol as an atypical opiod analgesic. At least 11 states, plus the military, control it at Schedule IV (states can be more restrictive than the feds, if they choose). Of note, the FDA has finally realized it should be controlled, and in November 2013 began proceedings to have it federally labelled as Schedule IV. This is currently pending.

I personally have found it useful for pain, but know of others that get as much or better relief from ES Tylenol or ibuprofen. I have also abused it, as much as 800 mg/day. It was a very functional high, mainly because I was totally pain free. Interestingly, I had no desire to drink or take anything else while I was using anywhere from 400-800 mg/day. It also suppressed my appetite.

Withdrawal from such a high dose was unpleasant, to say the least. It has a long half-life, which while somewhat beneficial with other classes of drugs like the benzo's, made it a long-lasting hell for me. The drug acts on the brain's neurotransmitters, so withdrawal can be like kicking an antidepressant cold turkey, which is not recommended.

It doesn't usually show up on the panel tests, but then neither does hydrocodone until you get into the upper number panels. However, there are specific tests for these drugs that can be added, and it WILL show up. My friend was seeing a pain specialist, and in addition to all the "usual suspects" he was tested for alcohol, tramadol, gabapentin, and even trazodone (he was prescribed the last three, but apparently they were looking for regular use and therapeutic values).

I believe you should be clear in 3-4 days, but to be sure try for at least a week. If it worked for you, try to ask your pain doc about an RX for it. The old "my friend has used this before and it worked for her/him, do you think it might be a good fit for me" ruse can open the conversation for you. It would be best for your doctor to know what is going on with your pain and be prescribing appropriately for you. Best of luck!

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Dean Says:
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I am trying to get some help with my addiction to painkillers but need an outpatient program in Joplin, Missouri...any suggestions?

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