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Dr. Neigatha Graney
18 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.


Dr. Philip Gilly Dr. Gilly
Addiction Medicine
35 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
18 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.


Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Laura Martin Dr. Martin
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
every other day
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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

Dr. Philip Gilly Dr. Gilly
Addiction Medicine
35 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Philip Gilly Dr. Gilly
Addiction Medicine
35 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson Dr. Tyson
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Edward Workman Dr. Workman
Pain Management
years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Stuart Wasser Dr. Wasser
Addiction Medicine
31 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more