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Tramadol

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 mu 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.[1] T...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramadol

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Tramadol HCL Safety And Potency Past Expiration Date
I pulled a muscle in my lower back and am in a lot of pain but am unemployed at the moment and can't afford to see a doctor and fill a new prescription. I found an old bottle of Tramadol HCL 50 MG with an expiration date of 3/22/2007. It has been stored in a cool, dark, dry cabinet all of this time. Does Tramadol HCL become unsafe or lose its potency after its expiration date, especially this long after? ## Unsafe no, loss of potency yes! In the original factory sealed bottles that your pharmacy receives, most medications are only good for 3 years, once those are opened and they are placed in a bottle that exposed them to heat and light, they degrade faster and will lose potency. Learn more Tramadol details here. Are there any other comments or questions? ## Thanks for the reply Ver...
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Identify Zendol-SR is it Tramadol?
The package is from India by Zenlabs. The pills are round and light orange. They are in a blister pack containing 10 tablets and Labled as Tramadol Tablets with the name Zendol-SR. it claims to be 100 mg of sustained relief Tramadol ## From what I was able to gather, Zendol is a product of India. The reported active ingredient in Zendol seems to be Danazol. Danazol is a derivative of the synthetic steroid ethisterone, a modified testosterone. To learn more click on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back if you do. ## A closer look does verify it is Tramadol 100 mg tablet sustained relief. ## To: Nycrr1961, I was unable to locate that this was Tramadol in any US medical site or report. May I ask where you are from and where you received your inform...
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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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tramadol side effects
I've been taking Tramadol (Ultrim) for 4 months for a ankle injury. I only take it as needed , which is now no more than 2x's a day. 3 weeks ago I started developing hives that would come and go . My skin would itch, increasing in severity at night. I couldn't stand it so I went to the minor care office (5 x's ! ) I was put on 3 rounds of prednisone and the hives disappeared each time only to reappear when the prednisone ended. The md did blood work and did a biopsy. The blood work came back fine came back showing I had a drug allergy. After stopping all my meds and reintroducing them ,one at a time, it became very clear it was the Tramadol ! The rash is better since stopping the Tramadol , but my question is ,(Finally), how long can I expect it to take for this drug to ...
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Tramadol overdose
Hi, last year in December I overdosed on 100 50mg capsules of tramadol, this was intensional but I was found and I was rushed to the hospital on a blue light, one route I had three seizures and the emergency team was unsure if I would survive, the reason I tried to take my life was I had been in a large amount of pain due to spinal stenosis, for the pain I was taking tramadol 2 x 50mg 4 x a day, 5 ml of oramorph 4 times a day, 2 x co codamol 500/30 4 x a day 50 mg Amitriptaline once a day and I had 10 mg butrans patches, even though I was on this amount of meds I was still in considerable amount of pain and I had enough. Short story is i survived the overdose and was held in a mental institution for 10 days. Since then I have had on operation to solve the pain which solved the pain problem
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Tramadol Used for the first time 7 days before Bilateral knee replacement
Was given this to replace OTC pain meds. too 2 at 2pm, and a further 2 at bedtime Alarm got me up at 4 to go to work, on getting out of bed got cold sweats, had a shower to pull myself together. Drove 5 miles stopped at gas station to vomit due to motion sickness I think. got to office lay on the floor of my office and slept for 2 hours. Was woken by a co worker, on getting up off the floor again vomited. Sipped week tea and by 1230 was "ok" to drive home, there I slept for 4 hours and was spacy until midnight. took till mid morning the following day for me to feel human again. Doctor forgot to tell me to take 1 to see how they work for me. Stopped taking them, surviving on no pain medication because the pain is better than the Tramadol solution in my opinion
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mavidol tramadol
Can this be used for migraine headaches ?? ## Hello, Terri! How are you? From what I can find, this is listed as containing Ketorolac with Tramadol, so yes, it can be used to treat migraines. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach irritation, increased risk of bleeding, drowsiness and constipation. This medication also carries the risk of being habit forming. Is there anything else I can help with?
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anywhere to get tramadol after august 18?
Ive been taking tramadol for aprox 8yrs nonstop other than a 7week break. Ive back problems and my knees are broken down do to years of rough wear and tear on top of many injuries. Ive no health insurance either. Truth b told,i cannot function very well at all without taking the tramadol. So i am checking to see of anyone has any insight or suggestions as to where i may b able to purchase tramadol after the 18th of august which is when tramadol becomes a controlled substance. Im aware that ordering overseas is risky but going without the meds is not an option. I am very worried about the change in classification. I never expected anything like this to happen, had i known and not been ignorant to the possibility of not being able to order tramadol online i would have done something diffe...
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tramadol 50 mg
Hello all. I usually take vicodin when I have bad back pain, but wanted to try something that wouln't knock me out. I asked my Dr about tramadol and he said he'd only prescribe one or the other. Long story short I ordered online and got green and orange capsules in a blister pack from zenlabs. The pack says the drug is zendol-50, containing 50mg of tramadol. It was produced for zenlabs Canada in India. Now, these are very different than the little white pills I'm used to seeing. I took 3 last night (never taken that much before) and didn't feel much of anything. Can anyone help tell me if i'm taking some unknown drug or the real thing? Like most Indian meds, there is no imprint on the pill itself. ## Sorry, without an imprint it is impossible to postiviely identify w...
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tramadol 377 - inferior, useless generic
I have been on tramadol for many years, usually the Mylan brand ( a round flat pill with an M on one side and T7on the other). I have never has any issues, It has always worked well with no problems. Last month, my pharmacy switched to a horrible cheaper generic ( a larger capsule shaped pill with 377 on it, made by Caraco. I started noticing that i was in increasing amounts of pain and had other issues. It was making me miserable and upset. I asked my sis who had gotten the same kind (377) of inferior tramadol if she was having problems too and was having the same issues. We both returned the defective tramadol to the pharmacy and got our regular brand and were back to normal within hours. So PLEASE be aware that 377 tramadols by Caraco are NOT the same quality as others. i would avoid...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tramadol
  • 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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