Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain

Ultram

(tramadol)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain
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4.62Tramadol

Treats moderate to severe pain.

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Prescription opioids are used to treat several kinds of pain - but they carry significant risks, including addiction. Learn more about these drugs and be sure to discuss the risks with your doctor.

Our bottom line

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

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Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Tramadol

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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release capsule
  • Dissolving tablet

What to expect when you take Ultram (tramadol) for Pain

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Side effect rates for Ultram (tramadol)

427 From clinical trials of Tramadol / Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Cns stimulation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sweating

Risks and Warnings for Ultram (tramadol)

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  • Ultram (tramadol) can interact with your other medicines, which can change how it affects your pain. Stopping these medicines while taking Ultram (tramadol) can make you more likely to have serious, life threatening side effects. Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know all the medicines you're taking, and let them know of any changes.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Common concerns from people taking Ultram (tramadol)

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Pregnancy
Interactions
  • Ultram (tramadol) can interact with your other medicines, which can change how it affects your pain. Stopping these medicines while taking Ultram (tramadol) can make you more likely to have serious, life threatening side effects. Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know all the medicines you're taking, and let them know of any changes.
Food
  • Take Ultram (tramadol) with food to avoid an upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver
  • There are different doses for people who are older or who have liver or kidney disease, so work with your doctor to get the right dose.
Pain
  • Relieves moderate to severe pain. It has been shown to work as well as other opioid pain medications.
  • 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.
  • I cannot take many pain drugs except asprin, acetaminophen etc. because I get ectreme;y sick to my stomach. I have sever back pain due to stenosis and this is the only thing that helps me. I only take it when the pain is excruciating.
  • Since I have used this medication for some years now, I have not had to increase dosage to manage my chronic pain.
  • Be careful to manage taking it with chronic pain. Gets very addictive and becomes an issue causing more pain than you may have originally had.
Sleep
  • Made me feel really hyper and unable to sleep. No marked decrease in pain to a torn rotator cuff.