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Been on methadone and percocet for over 15 years. Dr stopped all meds with a script of ultram. What happens?

Been on methadone and percocet for over 15 years. Dr stopped all meds with a script of ultram. What happens?

Major withdrawal: You will go through major opiate withdrawal. The best option is to find a Suboxone provider asap. Sounds like you broke your narcotic contract. If you break it with the Suboxone prescriber the same could happen. Stay clean of all other drugs. Good luck'. ...Read more

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Insurance may require switch from 50mg Ultram (2-3x a day) to 100mg extended-release ultram. Anything I should know?

Insurance may require switch from 50mg Ultram (2-3x a day) to 100mg extended-release ultram. Anything I should know?

Should be similar...: Regular ultram and extended-release ultram have similar effects, if dosed properly. Some fine-tuning of the dosing may be needed if switching from one to the other. Regular ultram had gone generic, so there should not be a problem with insurance coverage. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed Ultram which I have never heard of is it like percocet or less effective?

I was just prescribed Ultram which I have never heard of is it like percocet or less effective?

Less effective: Ultram or tramadol is a weak opioid. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone (a strong opioid) and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Ultram can be effective for mild to moderate pain but is less powerful than Percocet and therefore can sometimes be less effective. If you are taking any antidepressants, check with your doctor before taking ultram together with these medications. ...Read more

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Could prolonged use of vikodin Ultram skelaxin and aleeve cause profuse sweating my husband has chronic pain and arthritis and has been taking these meds for 3-5 years. He is having episodes of sweating even at rest- could this be a sign of other symptom

Could prolonged use of vikodin Ultram skelaxin and aleeve cause profuse sweating my husband has chronic pain and arthritis and has been taking these meds for 3-5 years. He is having episodes of sweating even at rest- could this be a sign of other symptom

Yes: Opioids in particular (but not Naproxen or skelaxin) can cause increased sweating as a side effect. In addition, if a person is taking a significant enough dose for long enough, and then reduces or stops the opiate, sweating becomes even more intense as a sign of withdrawal. If the sweating is mostly at night, there is concern forunderlying infection. He needs to discuss with his doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be more emotional when pain is increasing? Torn disc/oa. 1st clue that I need another Ultram used to be irritability/tearfulness.

Is it normal to be more emotional when pain is increasing? Torn disc/oa. 1st clue that I need another Ultram used to be irritability/tearfulness.

Yes...: Chronic pain is a major disease burden. Pain symptoms often trigger emotional symptoms, depression, anger, irritability, anxiety. Also, mood changes can amplify pain symptoms. Treatment should address both physical and emotional aspects for best results. ...Read more

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Is Ultram effective?

Is Ultram effective?

For pain?: If you mean for pain, it can be effective. Be careful with this medication, as it can be addictive. ...Read more

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How long does Ultram last for pain? Vicodin is stronger but doesn't seem to work as well or last as long. Is Ultram safer

How long does Ultram last for pain? Vicodin is stronger but doesn't seem to work as well or last as long. Is Ultram safer

6-8 hours.: Half of the medicine is gone from your body in 6-8 hours. Medication is generally prescribed every 6 hours. Vicodin is stronger and half of the medication is gone in 3-5 hours. Historically tramadol has been considered safer. There is some controversy right now on it's safety, but it has been out for 15 years already. In general 325 or less acetaminophen on hydrocodone tabs are preferable. ...Read more

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What are some narcotic like medictations similar to tramadol or ultram? Ultram works well for me but I became allergic.

What are some narcotic like medictations similar to tramadol or ultram? Ultram works well for me but I became allergic.

Nucynt: Nucynta (tapentadol) has opioid properties combined with central acting effects as well. Similar to tramadol but stronger, like a percocet. ...Read more

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I just had a tooth extraction, I take Ultram for my fibromyalgia, the oral surgeon gave me tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 can I safely take these together? If separated?

I just had a tooth extraction, I take Ultram for my fibromyalgia, the oral surgeon gave me tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 can I safely take these together? If separated?

Probably: Should be able to take both but follow the dosage directions carefully. Do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 on an empty stomach. Discontinue taking the tylenol (acetaminophen) as soon as pain subsides. ...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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I take 3 50mg Ultram daily 5yrs for joint pain and when meds start to wear off I'm in a bad mood. What is a more even kill approach or better solution?

I take 3 50mg Ultram daily 5yrs for joint pain and when meds start to wear off I'm in a bad mood. What is a more even kill approach or better solution?

Tramadol: Target receptors that include serotonin, norepinephrine and also opioid receptors. Your tolerance is increasing and you may be experiencing withdrawal. Why joint pain at 32? There some investigation and options for you.. ...Read more

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How safe is garcinia cambogia if u take celexa Xanax (alprazolam) and ultram? Also I have about 30 pacs a day. Is this drug safe?

How safe is garcinia cambogia if u take celexa Xanax (alprazolam) and ultram? Also I have about 30 pacs a day. Is this drug safe?

? effectiveness: Garcinia cambogia isn't known to interact with your medications, but research on its effectiveness for weight loss is very mixed. There may be much more effective ways to deal with weight concerns -- please talk with your physician. S/he may also know of nutritionists & trainers who could help you with long-term healthy lifestyle changes. So, not alarmingly dangerous, but? Effectiveness. ...Read more

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How come stopping Ultram is so much worse then vicodin. No need for it now but very sick. 10 times worse then vicodin, didn't know I was dependent.?

How come stopping Ultram is so much worse then vicodin. No need for it now but very sick. 10 times worse then vicodin, didn't know I was dependent.?

Tramadol: Tramadol has agonism at the mu-type opioid receptor as well as reuptake inhibition of serotonin and norepinephrine. Functionally, it is an opioid as well as an snri antidepressant. As such, opioid withdrawal (runny nose, muscle aches, headache, diarrhea) as well as snri withdrawal (buzzing, electrical brain sensation, anxiety, depression) occur. Takes a bit more time to wean down and stop. ...Read more

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To many tramodol should I ask for ultram?

Same Med: Ultram is the trade name for tramadol (generic name). I would not ask for medications anyway. Discuss your issues with you doc and then the two of you can decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is Ultram effective?

For pain?: If you mean for pain, it can be effective. Be careful with this medication, as it can be addictive. ...Read more

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What drugs are like ultram/tramodol?

Not sure of question: I'm not clear on what you're seeking - a non-narcotic pain reliever or specifically one in the class w/tramadol.Tramadol is pretty much unique in the way it affects brain's pain receptors w/out all the side-effects of opiates. Other less addictive pain meds are NSAIDs, anti-depressants, nerve stabilizers like Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin, etc. If you need to change meds, talk w/ your doctor before doing so. ...Read more

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To many tramodol should I ask for ultram?

Same Med: Ultram is the trade name for tramadol (generic name). I would not ask for medications anyway. Discuss your issues with you doc and then the two of you can decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Why does tramadol (ultram) put me in a good mood?

Why does tramadol (ultram) put me in a good mood?

Tramadol: Although Tramadol is touted as a pain medication - it is the metabolite that has the opioid effect. The Tramadol molecule has a serotonin effect and thesis why you feel good mood wise. ...Read more

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What occurs if a healthy 160lb adult male consumed 400mg Ultram orally?

What occurs if a healthy 160lb adult male consumed 400mg Ultram orally?

Pain relief: 400mg of tramadol is the maximum daily dose. What could happen? Many things including relief of pain and the possibility of adverse effects. ...Read more

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Insurance may require switch from 50mg Ultram (2-3x a day) to 100mg extended-release ultram. Anything I should know?

Should be similar...: Regular ultram and extended-release ultram have similar effects, if dosed properly. Some fine-tuning of the dosing may be needed if switching from one to the other. Regular ultram had gone generic, so there should not be a problem with insurance coverage. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has become dependent on ultram. How serious is this. He takes up to 6 pills 50mg each a day if not more. Help please. What can I do?

See a pain MD: Dependence on pain medication is a serious issue. Dedicated detoxification is often needed and often medications can be used to reduce side effects during withdrawal from such medication. A pain specialist in your area can help. ...Read more

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Does Ultram help with headaches?

Sometimes: Tramadol (ultram) is often used for mild-moderate pain. The occasional use of this medication is reasonable. There is an addiction risk with chronic use. ...Read more