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Michelle Says:
 
Is Tramadol a controlled substance, or is there any type of narcotic in them? I would really appreciate any reply. I would like to know ASAP if possible. It has been subscribed to my 16 year old son and I would like to know about the drug as soon as I can. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Hope to hear from someone real soon. Thanks again!

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jenjen Says:
 
I was recently given Tramadol and was surprised by all the labels on the bottle for a non-narcotic medication. Supposedly it is NOT a narcotic medication. I asked my friend if she's ever heard of it and she said she gave it to her 12 year old daughter for a full year with no side effects.

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ortho doctor Says:
 
I was browsing this web site for info on another drug out of my usual practice domain and ran across your question. Since I use this in my practice I will give you some answers. Tramadol (Ultram) is a controlled substance but supposedly non-narcotic. However it does manifest some of the same effects a narcotics. It does help pain, but also gives euphoria in a certain amount of patients although not to the extent of other stronger narcotics.Short term there is nothing wrong with using this for pain just like any other drug.However when I have patients request this long term it can become a problem just like any other addictive substance.I have had patients seek this drug just like any other narcotic and rarely (twice), I have had to detox someone off this. If this is for a short term problem (like a fracture or something similar), I would not be concerned.Like any other narcotic medication prolonged use (over a month more or less) can be a problem and you need to be careful. Hope this helps you. ortho doc

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Michelle Says:
 
Dear ortho doctor, thank you SO much for taking the time to reply. You were extremely helpful, and answered my questions to a T! Thanx again. If you can (and if you will), drop me a line when you get the chance. There may be more I would like to discuss with you. I really hope you see this once it is posted because I would like to get an e-mail from you if you will. Also, jen jen, thank you for your response also. Thanx for taking the time to reply.

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Teresa Says:
 
I was trying to email Ortho Doctor with a question and clicked on report abuse on an accident. My question is this Dr. I have herniated discs (2) compression of thecal sacs and herniated discs, bulging in low back. Well, my neck is the problem. I ended up going to pain mgt. because I would wake up in so much pain and when sitting at a desk at work my neck gets cramps, etc. The Dr prescribed Oxycodone HCL they are little green tablets. My sister informed me they are morphine. I am confused. Also, a recent e.r. doctor I had to see prescribed tramadol and was wondering if weaning off Oxycodone and onto Tramadol would be good or what do you suggest? Also, my sister, she did say that Norgesic Forte helped her with muscle spasms. I did notice that when I do not take my medication I feel like I have no energy. Can you give me an opinion? Thank you so much.

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kristen Says:
 
IT IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS A NARCOTIC BUT IT MOST DEFINITELY IS. DOCTORS STILL HAVE YET TO CATCH UP AND REALIZE THAT THIS STUFF IS A SERIOUS OPIATE THAT IS MORE ADDICTIVE THEN VALIUM AND/OR VICODIN. I KNOW BECAUSE I GOT ADDICTED TO ULTRAM AND WAS ADDICTED FOR 3 YEARS. THAT STUFF GAVE ME SUCH A FALSE SENSE OF HAPPINESS THAT IT IS INCREDIBLE. LIKE I SAID, DOCTORS NEED TO CATCH UP TO THE TIMES AND DO MORE RESEARCH ON THIS STUFF.


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Bear Says:
 
i do agree on all the side affects and i would like to get off if there any one that knows on a place to contact please let me know i scared of all the affects when i try to stop
thank you

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kristen Says:
 
to Bear - don't bother trying to come off yourself. If you are already addicted then it is dangerous to come off of it now without the help of some other medication. Tell a doctor or physiciatrist and they will give you something. You need a sedative and something to control your blood pressure, while you taper off the tramadol. A doctor should help you-just pick a doctor that is not too old and primitive-pick a younger doctor.

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sksws Says:
 
Ultram seems to be loved by some people yet other people derive no pleasure at all from it. It does nothing for me in an addictive sense. However it doesn't relieve pain very well for me either. Seems like you were given the rest of the answers already.

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ashley Says:
 
tramadol/ultram is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication that is used in the weaning process of patients on narcoti/anelgesic medications. best bet ask your doctor

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ashley Says:
 
one moe thing any coctor with any form of commom sense would not give to her if it was an addictive narcotic especially at her age, get a second opinion. ask her how it makes her feel. have her take a dose while you can be there to observe her. ask her to the kitchen, your bedroom or just have simple conversation. watch for slurred speech and squinted or glossy eyes. when she is walking make sure her gait is steady and that she isnt holding on to things when going from one place to another. you know her the best, you are her mother, just watch for any changes in her mental, physical and social interaction. ashley,lpn.

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Jill Says:
 
I was addicted to Ultram. It has potential to be very addictive, yet some people feel nothing from the tabs. I never felt any narcotic effects from my prescribed dose. But you should follow the script carfully. Withdrawl included heavy depression for days and extremely low energy along with shaky hands.


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nenene Says:
 
Ortho Doctor...you are very correct that Ultram is highly addictive for some folks;HOWEVER, you are INCORRECT about it being a controlled substance. As a pharmacist I can tell you that it is NOT a controlled substance.

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charley Says:
 
Tramadol--Has anyone been told this drug will also hurt the kidneys? Also, if you are a diabetic you cannot take this drug, I am told by my doc.

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Steve Barta Says:
 
It is not considered a federal drug but does have some of the afffects of opiates. One thing i noticed is it does make you drowsy like other opiates.

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S Says:
 
I take generic tramadol on once in a while for muscle pain or headache. There was a time when I was taking it every day, for over two months, and YES...it is addictive and uncomfortable to get off of. The thing with Tramadol is that your body develops a tolerance to it very fast...so the first two or three days are nice but then you get the same experience from taking opiates over th e;long term - being the dosage needs to always increase. I experienced opiate euphoria with it, some people do not. What many people do not know is if you take a daily anti-depresant, that can delete your body's abilty to experience any euphoria from opiate or opiate-like substances. So the bottom line is.....good for mild to medium pain......once in a while.....bad for your kidneys and liver if taken daily for the long term. Use with care!

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Slim Says:
 
Any medication dispearsed by the kidneys will have bad effects to the kidneys, however Tramadol was given to me instead of Lortab, when I had Kidney stones/infections. I couldn't take lortab, cause the minute it started to dilute in my system it made me sick.

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jake Says:
 
YES it is a narcotic. it acts on opioid receptors like other narcotics. Although a very high dose is required for a high. many teens however, avoid this due to the nausea and constipation this drug causes.

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TAMMY Says:
 
I HAVE TAKEN TRAMIDOL FOR 5 YEARS FOR MY BACK AND NEVER SHOWN NO SIGNS OF WITHDRAW IF PEOPLE WOULD TAKE THEIR MEDICINE LIKE THERE SUPPOUSE TO WOULD HAVE THAT BIG OF A PROMBLEM

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jw Says:
 
ultram/tramadol does have a narcotic base but it is so small it is barely noticeable.

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mej Says:
 
I HAVE RSD IN BOTH OF MY FEET AND I NEVER KNOW WHEN IT IS GOING TO ACTUP!!
I HAVE SOME TRAMADOL BUT HAVE NEVER TAKEN IT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS MIGHT HELP THE RSD OR SOMETHING ELSE MIGHT????

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