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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Tramadol Withdrawal (Overview)

Tramadol is an agonist/antagonist wherein morphine and the oxycodone family are pure agonists at their receptors. Thus withdrawal from tramadol is comparatively mild. However, it can involve anxiety, tremor, akathisia (inner restlessness); usually transient.


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How long does tramadol withdrawal take to be over?

How long does tramadol withdrawal take to be over?

Average 7 to 10 days: Long-term use of tramadol may be associated with physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome, consisting of typical opiate-like withdrawal symptoms as well as atypical withdrawal symptoms including seizures. Don't be fooled by the fda statement "non-narcotic". That only means that the chemical does not look like a narcotic, it still acts like a narcotic in the brain! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
19 Doctors shared insights

Tramadol Withdrawal (Overview)

Tramadol is an agonist/antagonist wherein morphine and the oxycodone family are pure agonists at their receptors. Thus withdrawal from tramadol is comparatively mild. However, it can involve anxiety, tremor, akathisia (inner restlessness); usually transient.


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What are the symptoms of tramadol withdrawal?

What are the symptoms of tramadol withdrawal?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms from opioids or opioid like medications are usually flu like. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills. These are temporary but can be unpleasant but rarely deadly. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not manageable. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

Seek counseling
every other day
Tell your doctor, and seek medical care
once
Develop a support system around family and your close network
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Do you know if there are tramadol withdrawal symptoms?

Do you know if there are tramadol withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: tramadol works on the same receptors as opioids, and can cause a similar withdrawal, with diffuse muscle, joint and bone pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased sweating, and especially anxiety, insomnia, agitation and severe craving. It can be treated in the same way other opioid withdrawal can be treated, but is usually milder and will pass on its own in 3-5 days or so. ...Read more

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What could cause unusual tramadol withdrawal symtoms?

What could cause unusual tramadol withdrawal symtoms?

Tramadol withdrawal: Tramadol is a habit-forming medicine that does cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop it or take less of it than your body is accustomed to taking. It has opiate activity as well as weak inhibition of ne and serotonin. Withdrawing, you could have opiate withdrawal, like sweating, nausea, runny nose, depression, fatigue, vomiting and pain along with electric "zaps" as is well known with ssri's. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tramadol withdrawal?

What is the treatment for tramadol withdrawal?

Like other pain meds: It is no different than withdrawl from percocet, vicodin or any other opioid. Need to treat the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, aggitation etc. ...Read more

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Can there be tramadol withdrawal's?

Can there be tramadol withdrawal's?

Yes there can be. ..: Withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use of tramadol. Although some refer to it as non-narcotic because of its chemical structure, tramadol is a narcotic due to its effect on the brain and nervous system. It should only be taken in small amounts, only when absolutely necessary and not when driving. ...Read more

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What should I do for tramadol withdrawal?

What should I do for tramadol withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Tramadol is a synthetic opioid. Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include yawning, sweating, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, piloerection, chills, tachycardia, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, and muscle aches and pains. ...
Please seek help from your doctor for guidance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tramadol withdrawal?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms from opioids or opioid like medications are usually flu like. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills. These are temporary but can be unpleasant but rarely deadly. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not manageable. ...Read more

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How long does tramadol withdrawal take to be over?

Average 7 to 10 days: Long-term use of tramadol may be associated with physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome, consisting of typical opiate-like withdrawal symptoms as well as atypical withdrawal symptoms including seizures. Don't be fooled by the fda statement "non-narcotic". That only means that the chemical does not look like a narcotic, it still acts like a narcotic in the brain! ...Read more

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What could cause unusual tramadol withdrawal symtoms?

Tramadol withdrawal: Tramadol is a habit-forming medicine that does cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop it or take less of it than your body is accustomed to taking. It has opiate activity as well as weak inhibition of ne and serotonin. Withdrawing, you could have opiate withdrawal, like sweating, nausea, runny nose, depression, fatigue, vomiting and pain along with electric "zaps" as is well known with ssri's. ...Read more

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Any tips on how I should deal with tramadol withdrawal?

Any tips on how I should deal with tramadol withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Tramadol is an opiate just like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, Methadone and heroin. It is a weak opiate but can have withdrawal symptoms just like any other opiate. The symptoms may last a week or 10 days and can include muscle aches, diarrhea, agitation, trouble sleeping, sweating and chills. You might consider seeing an addiction medicine doctor if you are unable to get off them yourself. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tramadol withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Tramadol withdrawal?

Mild w/drawal: Tramadol is an agonist/antagonist wherein morphine and the oxycodone family are pure agonists at their receptors. Thus withdrawal from tramadol is comparatively mild. However, it can involve anxiety, tremor, akathisia (inner restlessness); usually transient. ...Read more

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How much time does tramadol withdrawal last till I feel normal again?

How much time does tramadol withdrawal last till I feel normal again?

Varies: And depends on how much tramadol you were taking for how long, and your own biology. Many people on tramadol can discontinue it with few problems, others develop a more significant withdrawal syndrome, including post-acute withdrawal, which can last several weeks. If it continues and is impairing your function, talk to the prescribing physician about doing a taper with it. ...Read more

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Can you treat tramadol withdrawal with a SSRI?

Can you treat tramadol withdrawal with a SSRI?

Nope: Won't help. Tramadolbis an opioid. Clonidine, baclofen, zofran (ondansetron) are helpful. Sedatives help but are dangerous. Suboxone may have a role ...Read more

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Do you know if there are tramadol withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: tramadol works on the same receptors as opioids, and can cause a similar withdrawal, with diffuse muscle, joint and bone pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased sweating, and especially anxiety, insomnia, agitation and severe craving. It can be treated in the same way other opioid withdrawal can be treated, but is usually milder and will pass on its own in 3-5 days or so. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would any meds help with tramadol withdrawal?

Several can: Although most tramadol withdrawal is milder than other opioid withdrawal syndromes. Low doses of Methadone or Buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex etc) with a taper will help most people come down from tramadol. It is usually mild enough that just treating the symptoms - nausea, diarrhea, muscle pains - with proper medications and Clonidine may be enough. Underlying psychiatric issues need treatment. ...Read more

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How do I control tramadol withdrawal pain and other symptoms?

Please repost: Presumably you were taking tramadol for pain. Why did you stop? Why do you think that the pain you feel is "withdrawal pain" (suggesting it will eventually go away) and not just pain pain, which won't go away? Finally, what "other" symptoms? Not specifying them guarantees you won't get any useful advice about them. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get off tramadol withdrawal symptoms?

How long does it take to get off tramadol withdrawal symptoms?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms from opioids or opioid like medications are usually flu like. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills. These are temporary but can be unpleasant but rarely deadly. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not manageable. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tramadol withdrawal?

Like other pain meds: It is no different than withdrawl from percocet, vicodin or any other opioid. Need to treat the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, aggitation etc. ...Read more

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Any relief from RLS from tramadol withdrawal. Doctor won't help?

Any relief from RLS from tramadol withdrawal. Doctor won't help?

Ropinirole is #1-RLS: Restless legs syndrome and plmd are treated with Dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in rls) or pramipexole. There are many reports in the literature of exacerbation of these symptoms by antidepressants.
Hope it helps.
Rec.: see orofacial pain and dental sleep disorders specialist. ...Read more

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Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol addiction: This is now recognized as a common addiction and many people in drug rehab are there for tramadol. This physical symptom when you are detoxing from it is very common also. Your doctor may want to put you on something for the acute withdrawal restless leg or other extremity symptoms. I think this can last for one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Will. Zloft help with tramadol withdrawals?

Not indicated: There is no "official" use of it for that reason. That said zoloft (sertraline) does stimulate norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake blockage, while tramadol stimulate the receptors for these neurochemicals, so yes it may help. Better yet don't stop tramadol suddenly, taper the dose down. ...Read more

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Will my ADHD medication help with tramadol withdrawals?

No: Your concern about tramadol withdrawal should be discussed with your doctor. The symptoms of withdrawal won't be helped by a stimulant. In fact, stimulants can exacerbate the withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I need to quit tramadol, yet withdrawal is hell, any one can give an advise to ease withdrawal, oct med. Anythin?

What to do if I need to quit tramadol, yet withdrawal is hell, any one can give an advise to ease withdrawal, oct med. Anythin?

Withdrawal: By reducing the dose by 25% every week, you should be able to minimize these symptoms without much severity and be able to get off the drug. Medications such as clonidine patch could be used to minimize these symptoms as well. Ask your PCP to prescribe it or see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Will or can Tramadol precipitate withdrawal symptoms with long term opiate use?

Will or can Tramadol precipitate withdrawal symptoms with long term opiate use?

No: To clarify, if you are on long term opiates and take tramadol there is no withdrawal. Long term tramadol does have a withdrawal syndrome however. The 2 drugs are additive and can cause sleepiness and respiratory depression and should NOT be taken at the same time as the work on the same receptors and would provide no further benefit. ...Read more

Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more