Compare Lodine vs. tramadol

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Lodine (Etodolac)

Ultram (tramadol)

Prescription only
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Treats moderate to severe pain.

Ultram (tramadol) works well for pain. Although it's a little weaker than other opioids, it can still be addictive.

4.6/ 7 average rating with 642 reviewsfortramadol
Upsides
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  • Relieves moderate to severe pain. It has been shown to work as well as other opioid pain medications.
  • Compared to typical opioids, it provides unique pain relief and effects on your mood when taken regularly.
  • Has a lower chance of causing breathing problems compared to other typical opioids.
  • Doesn't cause as much constipation as other opioid pain medicines. Staying hydrated and taking laxatives can help treat this side effect.
Downsides
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  • Some people think it's weaker than other opioid pain medications. It can also cause more upset stomach.
  • Like other opioid pain relievers, Ultram (tramadol) has a high risk of addiction, abuse, misuse, overdose, and death.
  • The extended release version of Ultram (tramadol) should only be used for severe pain that requires daily, around-the-clock treatment once alternative treatments haven't worked.
  • It's a controlled substance regulated by the federal government. This means that your use of Ultram (tramadol) will be tracked to prevent potential prescription abuse.
  • Like all opioids, don't use when pregnant, since the baby can become dependent on it and have withdrawal symptoms after birth.
Used for
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
  • Dissolving tablet
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Reviews
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642 
61%
think this treatment is worth it
40%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Lodine (Etodolac) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    26%
  • Nausea
    24%
  • Constipation
    24%
  • Headache
    18%
  • Sleepiness
    16%
  • Vomiting
    9%
  • Pruritus
    8%
  • CNS Stimulation
    7%
  • Asthenia
    6%
  • Sweating
    6%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Breathing problems

    Age 65 or greater

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Addiction, abuse, and overdose

    Taking more than the prescribed dose

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Withdrawal in newborns

    Pregnancy

  • Accidental ingestion

    Children can reach medication

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