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FDA Approved: July 26, 2006
Pharm Company: TEVA PHARMS
Category: Pain Relief

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Tramadol Overview

Tramadol (marketed as the hydrochloride salt by Janssen Pharmaceutica as Ultram, and as generics) is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It has two different mechanisms. First, it binds to the μ-opioid receptor. Second, it inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.[4] Tramadol is a centrally acting atypical opioid analgesic with additional serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake-inhibiting effects.[5] It is marketed as a racemic mixture of both R- and S-stereoisomers....

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Given tramadol again....
I recently weened myself off these silly things after taking them for years, I was up to 30 to 40 a day. So I worked with my doc and after 3 months of weening and being clean for a week, first 3 days were hell BTW, I got injured. I went to my same doc and she wrote me a script for.....guess what???? Yepers trams. I am wondering if I will fall backwards in my attempt to be clean if I am able to take them 1 or 2 a day or if I should just throw the script away??? My doc told me I should be just fine and it is on 20 pills but I just don't know..
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doctors who prescribe tramadol
My doctor has just retired and I have been on Tramadol for many years and find it very hard when I stop taking it. I have learned that many Doctors will not prescribe Tramadol and need help finding someone in my area that will.
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tramadol after August 18??
Hearing lots of places that the people who order tramadol via internet will no longer be able to. I live in a town with uptight doctors who charge outrageous prices plus insist on doing constant testing before writing a prescription. If true what are my option after Aug 18 ## i wish i had an answer for you, i have been using it for 3 years, more as a anti-depressant. I take 200 mg a day and feel good, certainly not intoxicated. This decision by FDA is ridiculous. Tramadol is not in the same class as Percs and Roxys etc. Unbelievable. I can go to Dr but i will be spending mad $ on their BS. Prices in the international market will now be inflated as well. The market is risky unless you know credible sources. ## Tramadol will become a Controlled Substancde Schedule IV in Aug. But, Schedule...
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MY HUSBAND TAKES TRAMADOL FOR PAIN. IT HAS CAUSED HIM TO BE DEPRESSED. HE IS ADDICTED TO THE DRUG CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT IT AND HE IS ALWAYS ANGRE OR AGGITATED AT EVERYTHING AROUND HIM, HE CAN'T KEEP FOOD DOWN CAN'T SLEEP, NOW HE HAS TRIED TO STOP TAKING IT BUT IS ON A DOWN HILL DREPRESSED STATE... ## Well unfortunately our bodies can become dependent upon anything that we take regularly for a long period of time, anything from your morning orange juice to a cup of milk with dinner. There is a big difference between addiction and dependence though. To be addicted he would have to be abusing the drug, taking it more than prescribed and going to extreme measures to get more. Now the problem with dependence is that while the withdrawals are not as severe as addiction, you do su...
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tramadol purpose
u definitely took way too much
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Painkillers for servere back injury
In March of 2014 I was involved in a bus accident on lovely SEPTA. The i**** bus driver hit a PARKED VAN on the Blvd during clear weather. Anyway, the bus was partially destroyed and I suffered two herniated discs which have caused me no end of pain. The lawyer I retained sent me to MRCP where I received physical therapy. It helped for awhile but after a period of time it just stopped helping. Now I am in the situation where I am in pain EVERY DAY. If feels like a knife is twisted in the middle of my back at all times because of the pain. The fat shyt Dr. at this place, Dr. Silverman, prescribed me a series of medicines that did NOT work: Tramadol, Naproyxen, and Gabantin. None of these are narcotics but the lying officer manager said they were. Its stupid to lie about this because the ...
Updated 4 days ago.
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Tramadol HCL 50 MG TAB MYLAN
one side of pill is a M the other side of the pill is T7 ## what type of drug is tramadol hcl 50 mg. is it narcotic, like morphine or codene, is more like accetomedaphen(tylonal), asprin or what? What is it addictive, not addictive, have been given it for pain and having trouble finding out info on it... ## Tramadol is an interesting medication, the FDA has actually changed its classification several times. Basically, when inventing this drug, what they were trying to do was retain the analgesic properties of an opiate, but cut out the side effects and dependence or addiction issues. What they go was a pain killer that is actually somewhere in between. It does not work as effectively as most narcotics and it can cause the same side effects as an opiate, including dependence and addictio...
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Allergic To Nsaids Dont Like Narcotics And Tramadol Isnt On The 4dollar List Anymore What Can I Take For Pain Besides Tylenol
I have been taking Tramadol for at least 9 years now for chronic post-surgical right knee pain, back pain, and Arthritis. They just took Tramadol off of the $4 list at wal-mart and Target. I do not like narcotics because they make me feel sick, and have horrible withdrawal symptoms and side effects. I am already physically dependent on the Tramadol so I don't want to make it any worse by adding a Narc to it. I am allergic to NSAIDS to the point that if I take them it will kill me, Tramadol is becoming to expensive, and Tylenol doesn't even come close to alleviating my pain, I am in so much pain all of the time...what pain meds can I take that isn't expensive,works well on severe bone and joint pain and not an NSAID??? ## Actually, Tramadol is classified as an opiate/narcotic...
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What Analgesics Are Like Tramadol
I would like to know which drug is similar to tramadol but can be taken with lexapro? ## Unfortunately, from what I am finding, all of the centrally acting analgesics in that class can cause problems with Serotonin Syndrome, if they are taken with the Lexapro. The same warnings come up for the other options, such as Tapentadol: Has your doctor recommended anything? ## As usual Verwon has been to the reference library. It is true that really only the relatively new to market tapentadol HCl, branded Palexia, Tapal, and in USA Nucynta, is similar in that it is both a mild opioid and SNRI. Tramadol is the stronger drug mg for mg, but is not much more potent than the true opioid dihydrocodeine tartrate. Both of the atypical drugs with SNRI action are partial mu-antagonists. Onset of action a...
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Substitute options for Tramadol
As we all now know they have moved Tramadol into a "Script Only" category and we are unable to purchase it online from ANY WHERE. My desperate problem is that I've taken Tramadol for over 10 yrs. now to help control my discomforts from Rheumatoid Arthritis and a Herniated Disc that is crushing my Sciatic Nerve. With NO INSURANCE I've been managing these issues with taking ONLY 2-3 50 mg. a day and have been able to continue to function WELL; not GREAT but I was among the living at least. My body never showed signs of side effects from taking Tramadol & I made sure to never abuse this gifted medicine. My fear is that the pain & depression that is to come once my body has been released from this medicine......I'll think to do the UNTHINKABLE! Is there not anoth...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 100mg, 325mg + 37.5mg, 37.5mg/325mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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