As others said, . Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic. As a neurologist I try avoiding it when possible due to its risk vs. benefits when it comes to ACTUAL pain relief scores for conditions such as radiculopathy, neuropathy, & headaches vs. # of significant side effects such as seizures and conversion of pain into chronic form due to quick tolerance of the body and risk of medication overuse syndrome.
No. It is a near narcotic.
No. It has characteristics of an opiod but the exact mechanism of action is not understood. Not truly a narcotic.
A synthetic narcotic. Ohio and other states are making it a class 4 controlled substance due to abuse.
Can be just as addic. It can be just as addictive.
No. Not classified as narcotic, but it does have some narcotic-like properties.