What Is The Difference Between Oxycodone And Tramadol

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Amber Says:


i am taking tramadol right now and it is not working enough... can i take oxycodone for the same pain?



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David Says:

Hi Amber,

Based on the personal reviews of others, I'd imagine oxycodone to be considerably stronger than tramadol.

There have been a number of patients on here complaining that tramadol doesn't do anything for them and even go so far as wondering why it's even classified as a pain killer. I don't know if that's an overstatement since everyone reacts differently to it, but if you have a prescription for oxycodone, it should be a much more potent alternative.

Regarding the differences between the two medications you can learn more about them in the links below:
Tramadol Details

Oxycodone Details

I hope this helps!

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Amanda Says:

Hello Amber I take tremadal n gabapentin 300mg and oxycodon with Methocarbam all together the Tremadal n Gabapentin is for the nerve damage n the Oxy's is for the pain.. I had back surgery 2n half yes ago which lefted me with nerve damage n 2 bad hips but no surgery scared because they screwed the back. But with out my Gab/Trem, my body aches, the cold cause pain. But I really don't think that the Trem, is working I been taking these meds for almost 4yrs with others before them. But I do get a liver check cause I also take Wellbutrin 400mg for stress.

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Susan Says:
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I have MS, Fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, herniated disc in lower & upper back. (Scared of Surgery!) also severe depression, oh & wonderful MIGRAINES!!!! So I take a lot of pills. But for pain I take Percacet 10mg, Tramadol 50mg, Lyrica 100mg , Gabapentin 300mg, Zanaflex for a muscle relaxer. God knows what more I am forgetting! That was all I could remember to deal with pain. Then I take Adderall to be able to stay awake w/ it all & the FATIGUE from the MS & Fibromyalgia.... I have my liver & kidneys tested & checked every few months too. I also have to take a daily Shot for the MS.< so they watch certain organs for that. But I am a Female about to turn 44 & I already had a Heart attack caused from a bleeding Ulser. FROM NSAIDS. In 2011 before they put me on most of the pain meds I was taking every OTC PAIN MED there was. That was what almost killed me. So the PRESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE BAD! WE NEED TO WATCH WHAT THE OTC MEDS DO TO US TOO....sorry I talked so much. stay well!!!

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Disc disease pt Says:

I hope you have sued the "surgeons" who screwed up your back because there's no excuse for them to have been so incompetent doing a surgery that THEY recommended!

Are they orthopedic or neurosurgeons?

If you can go to a pain clinic for treatment, the pain specialists there can help you better than those bumbling i****s who left you with nerve damage and chronic pain.

P.S. When my "pain specialist" prescribed gabapentin, I had to stop taking it after 3 months because it caused diarrhea so bad that I had to wear adult-sized diapers.

At my 4th appointment with him, I refused to take gabapentin any more, even though he insisted he'd "never heard that gabapentin caused diarrhea at all before." However, I'd looked up the drug company's website and found a section on results of clinical studies, and lo and behold, a few patients reported diarrhea as a side effect.

I'm a medical writer and know that if 2% or fewer of patients report a particular side effect, the FDA and pharmaceutical companies don't list it on the official package insert because more than likely, they are more likely individual experiences (the package insert is the paper included with your package when you pick up your prescription at the pharmacy that has all of the technical info, e.g. chemical structure, drug half-life, side effects and other information).

Somehow I found a section that showed all of the side effects reported in clinical studies, and sure enough, diarrhea was there. Turns out I was one of the 2% who had that particular experience. I gave my doctor the URL of the website so that HE could see that list for himself after he told me you can find anything on the web.

Needless to say, I go to a different pain clinic now! I hope you find relief from your pain if you go to a pain clinic,

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Amanda Says:

I am still on my gabapentin, Tramadal, n Oxy's n Methocarbam, n now I feel without these meds I could not make it threw the day. I talked n the month of Feb:2/15 n now need surgery on my knee. Just BC my hip gave out on me. Couldn't get any meds BC am on the strongest that could b giving n I wouldn't. Want any. Am trying aqua aerobics to loss weight so I could stop so many meds, but at the moment I need the meds am on.

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Binny Says:

I take 30 mg oxy,soma and trimdols is that ok ?

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Sassy Says:
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Tramadol is a non narcotic pain killer called Ultram. It is a analgesic. It tricks the CEntral. Nervous system Into thinking that its a real opiate. non narcotic. Good it if you doubt me. Hope this helps. If you get oxys stop taking the tramadol why waist the.money the oxys will.do the trick.

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Peggy Says:
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My name is Peggy I have had chronic back pain for over 20 years. I started with hydrocodein and they stopped working went to ultrams clozepams flexerils and many others. A year ago I had my ,L4,L5 and S1.I go to pain magement now and they have me taking 5 mg. Of oxycodone and10mg. Butrans its a patch.None of it has received s***. Now I have gone to another spine specialists and they want to fuse my rods and screws.Oh and get thus my neck has HAD 3 discs gone for a long time so surgury there as well.I hurt and cry all the time.My pain management doctor could care less. They won't up any dosage or use a gun on me.I'm so sick of this I am desperate for any relief. I also have migraines from my neck and my left arm and fingers are going numb.Its a treat to carry something in my left hand and watch it fly.Maybe I could do it to a doctor sometime.Nobody gives a s***.

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