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Can Ultram help when stopping your methadone?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Depends

The best way to stop Methadone is a slow taper. Depending on starting dose this could take weeks/months.
If stopping low dose Methadone (10-20 mg per day) then tramadol 50-100 mg every 6-8 hours might alleviate some withdrawal symptoms.

In brief: Depends

The best way to stop Methadone is a slow taper. Depending on starting dose this could take weeks/months.
If stopping low dose Methadone (10-20 mg per day) then tramadol 50-100 mg every 6-8 hours might alleviate some withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Possibly

Methadone is best tapered over the course of weeks/months depending on starting dose.
I use Methadone to taper patients from other opioids (oxycontin, morphine, erc). Once the dose gets to 10-20 mg per day tramadol 50-100 mg three times a day can help with withdrawal symptoms. Tramadol potency is 1/6000 of morphine so it is a weak agonist. Some pts feel tramadol withdrawal is worse than methadon.

In brief: Possibly

Methadone is best tapered over the course of weeks/months depending on starting dose.
I use Methadone to taper patients from other opioids (oxycontin, morphine, erc). Once the dose gets to 10-20 mg per day tramadol 50-100 mg three times a day can help with withdrawal symptoms. Tramadol potency is 1/6000 of morphine so it is a weak agonist. Some pts feel tramadol withdrawal is worse than methadon.
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