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Tramadol (Overview)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of mild to moderate pain.


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What is tramadol?

What is tramadol?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. ...Read more

Tramadol (Overview)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of mild to moderate pain.


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I took 3 tramadols in less than 4 hours will I be ok?

I took 3 tramadols in less than 4 hours will I be ok?

Yes.: That is a little much but not likely to hurt you. The maximum safe dosing is 2 every 6 hours. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tramadol?

Please describe the medication: tramadol?

Synthetic narcotic: It has muscle relaxant property. It is a weak narcotic and should not be taken with other strong narcotic. ...Read more

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I have been having sinus pain and pressure and days where they are swollen. I also have chronic insomnia. Would a doc prescribe tramadol to treat both?

I have been having sinus pain and pressure and days where they are swollen. I also have chronic insomnia. Would a doc prescribe tramadol to treat both?

Treat the cause: Tramadol is a pain med, and does not treat the cause, you need an evaluation for what's causing all this and treat the cause. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take prescribed tramadol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Is it ok to take prescribed tramadol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Yes: Be careful. Both can be sedating. It is however ok to take them together as there is no interaction other than sedation. Do not drive after doing so in order to allow you to monitor any additive sedation. ...Read more

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For the last 5 years I had pain in my lower belly. It's worst in the morning. I use tramadol for the pain. I'm at the end of what I can bare.?

For the last 5 years I had pain in my lower belly. It's worst in the morning. I use tramadol for the pain. I'm at the end of what I can bare.?

Abdominal pain: Is ur workup complete? Pain is a part of regardless of cause it is unlikely u will ever be pain free. ...Read more

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Is tramadol used for cancer pain?

Is tramadol used for cancer pain?

Yes: Tramadol can be an effective pain relieving medication, including for cancer patients. ...Read more

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I found a website that sells effective tramadol w/out prescription. Is this illegal? Why is it so easy to get away with? Why haven't they been caught?

I found a website that sells effective tramadol w/out prescription. Is this illegal? Why is it so easy to get away with? Why haven't they been caught?

Yes: It is illegal to buy prescription medication without a rx as well.

Be aware that lot of medication bought online are fake and may contain very harmful chemicals like rat poison and lead paint. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the analgesic tramadol work?

Can you tell me how the analgesic tramadol work?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why my tramadol has not kicked in?

Tramadol: Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Tramadol is available in 50 mg tablets and a maximum dose of 400 mg per day. ...Read more

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I only took it for 3 days, so how long will it stay in my system. Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Also can I safely take my tramadol?

I only took it for 3 days, so how long will it stay in my system. Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Also can I safely take my tramadol?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine)'s half life is up to 6-7 days but if you only took 3 doses, you didn't get much into you system. Trauma sol interacts with Prozac (fluoxetine) like drugs. It can increase the risk for the serotonin syndrome. If you are off Prozac (fluoxetine) 3 days you should be able to take tramadol. It is unlikely it would occur at your dose and duration ...Read more

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Can you mix tramadol with morphine or is it dangerous?

Can you mix tramadol with morphine or is it dangerous?

Agree w/ Dr. White: To answer your question more concretely, tramadol and morphine can be taken together under the guidance of your pain physician but these two medications are rarely prescribed together. It really depends on your physican, your level of pain and what medications you have used in the past. I have seen patients start with tramadol but transition to morphine if their pain worsened or wasn't controlled. ...Read more

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Could 100mg tramadol. 1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death?

Could 100mg tramadol. 1mg clonidine and 50 mg amitripyline cause serotonin toxicity and death?

TramadolAmitriptylin: The reported prevalence of serotonin syndrome is unknown possibly because of underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis. However, it is a potentially life-threatening condition with symptoms that can appear from 30 minutes to 48 hours after a new serotonergic medication is taken. Any drug or combinations of drugs that induce an excess of 5-ht can cause serotonin syndrome.
Rec.: talk to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Is itching a normal side effect of tramadol?

Is itching a normal side effect of tramadol?

Maybe allergic rxtn: It is not normal to have itching while taking any medicine, unless you are experiencing an allergic reaction or having a side effect. Either way, might be best to switch to another med. Discuss with your doctor and solve the problem, . ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of tramadol?

Tramadol side effect: 1. Brain-sedation, lightheaded, dizzy, headache, trouble sleeping
2. Gi-nausea, constipation, dry mouth
3. General-itching, increased sweating, weakness, fatigue. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of a drug like tramadol HCl stay in your system?

How long does the effect of a drug like tramadol HCl stay in your system?

6-12 hours: It is relatively short acting drug. Yet it can make you sleepy and any other sleeping/sedating drug's effect can be enhanced upto several housr (6-12 hours). ...Read more

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How long does the crawling feeling last, im 8 days off tramadol?

Depends: On how long you were taking it regularly. Up to a month for withdrawal to resolve. ...Read more

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I had the worst headache of my life last night, so I took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

I had the worst headache of my life last night, so I took some cymbalta (duloxetine) and tramadol within 2 hours of each other, is there something I should do now?

Cephalagia: The worst headache could be a medical emergency. There are several possibilities. You don't say how it is now. I would consider urgent evaluation by your md or er. Neurological problems may be persistent. That kind of headache shouldn't be managed by self treatment unless you know precisely what is going on. Even then, get seen. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me tramadol 50mg I'm suppose to take every 6 hrs would it be safe to take every 4 hrs instead! It seems to wear off then!

Pain and Medication: Nope. Never is one to increase the dose or frequency of a very addicting medication without the specific participation of the physician providing you care. If this pain approach is not working then you do not take more of it. ...Read more

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Can you take dicolfenac and tramadol together?

Yes: Yes you may. Although both used for pain, they work differently and don't interact. If you have a sensitive stomach or history of ulcers or reflux, they can aggrevate these, and may have an additive effect though. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous interactions between neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadol, and amitriptyline?

Are there any dangerous interactions between neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadol, and amitriptyline?

Yes: Theoretically this combination may result in mental slowing and other related central nervous system effects. Again, in theory, concomitant use of Amitriptyline and teamadol may cause seizures and so-called serotoninergic syndrome. However, if you take the medications and have no side effects, no other actions but monitoring is required. ...Read more

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Does overdosing on tramadol make you feel high?

Does overdosing on tramadol make you feel high?

Yes: Yes as it has an opioid effect but more importantly you may have features of serotonin syndrome due to the effects on serotnoin levels. ...Read more

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How does too much tramadol kill you?

How does too much tramadol kill you?

Tram adobo: This really depends on whether tolerance to the drug has already been built up. The maximum cumulative amount that should be taken over 24 hours is 400 mg. ...Read more

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How many tramadols can you take at once?

How many tramadols can you take at once?

Talk to your doctor: 100mg is the max dose per single administration, however this dose is not a starting dose and you should never vary from the specific prescription given to you. Tramadol has contraindications with certain diseases (such as seizures) & medications (ssris) and should be discussed in detail with your prescribing physician. Talk to your personal doctor about proper usage before taking! ...Read more

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What is tramadol?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. ...Read more