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Is tramadol a weaker pain reliever than morphine? and is tramadol a narcotic-like drug?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Tramadol is weaker. It is not a narcotic -the implication of this word is illegality. It does have an opioid effect like morphine but its a small effect. Its main mechanism of action is through serotonin pathways.

Answered Nov 8, 2012

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Also named ultram, is similar to narcotic analgesics but weaker than morphine as far as its opioid receptors actions.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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