Tramadol

Drug Status in USA : Approved
Drug Status in Canada : Approved

pronunciation

pronounced as (tra' ma dole)

Why is this medication prescribed?

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol extended-release tablets and capsules are only used by people who are expected to need medication to relieve pain around-the-clock . Tramadol is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.


How should this medicine be used?

Tramadol comes as a tablet, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet, an extended-release (long-acting) capsule, and an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth) to take by mouth. The regular tablet and orally disintegrating tablets are usually taken with or without food every 4-6 hours as needed. The extended-release tablet and extended-release capsule should be taken once a day. Take the extended-release tablet and the extended-release capsule at about the same time of day every day. If you are taking the extended-release capsule, you may take it with or without food. If you are taking the extended-release tablet, you should either always take it with food or always take it without food. Take tramadol exactly as directed. Do not take more medication as a single dose or take more doses per day than prescribed by your doctor. Taking more tramadol than prescribed by your doctor or in a way that is not recommended may cause serious side effects or death.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of tramadol and gradually increase the amount of medication you take, not more often than every 3 days if you are taking the regular tablets or orally disintegrating tablets or every 5 days if you are taking the extended-release tablets or extended-release capsules.

Swallow the extended-release tablets and extended-release capsules whole; do not split, chew, or crush them.

To take the orally disintegrating tablets, peel back the foil to remove a tablet from the blister pack. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet in your mouth and it will dissolve in a few seconds. You may take the tablet with or without water. Do not chew, break, or split the tablet.

Tramadol can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor.

Do not stop taking tramadol without talking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually. If you suddenly stop taking tramadol, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; pain; hair standing on end; chills; nausea; uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body; diarrhea; or rarely, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist).


What are the precautions to be followed?

Before taking tramadol,
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tramadol or other opiate pain or cough medications any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tramadol tablets, extended-release tablets, extended-release capsules, or orally disintegrating tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin); certain antifungal medications such as ketoconazole (Nizoral); digoxin (Lanoxin); erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin); linezolid (Zyvox); lithium (Lithobid); medications for anxiety, mental illness, nausea, and pain; certain medications for migraine headaches such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex), and zolmitriptan (Zomig); medications for seizures, such as carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol); monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, including isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), and tranylcypromine (Parnate); muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril); promethazine (Phenergan); quinidine; rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamate, Rimactane, others); sedatives; sleeping pills; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), and sertraline (Zoloft); serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and venlafaxine (Effexor); tranquilizers; and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Silenor), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil). Many other medications may also interact with tramadol, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had slowed breathing, lung disease, or asthma. Your doctor may tell you not to take tramadol.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had seizures; an infection in your brain or spine; a head injury, a brain tumor, a stroke, or any other condition that caused high pressure inside your skull; depression; thoughts about harming or killing yourself or planning or trying to do so; mental illness; or kidney or liver disease. Also tell your doctor if you drink or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol, use or have ever used street drugs, or have overused prescription medications.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking tramadol, call your doctor.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking tramadol.
  • you should know that this medication may make you drowsy and may affect your coordination. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • you should know that drinking alcohol or using street drugs during your treatment with tramadol increases the risk that you will experience serious, life-threatening side effects. Talk to your doctor about the risks of drinking alcohol or using street drugs during your treatment.
  • you should know that tramadol may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up from a lying position. To avoid this, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
  • if you have phenylketonuria (PKU; an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation, you should know that the orally disintegrating tablets contain aspartame, a source of phenylalanine.

What are possible side effects of this medication ?

Tramadol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
dizzinessweaknesssleepinessdifficulty falling asleep or staying asleepheadachenervousnessuncontrollable shaking of a part of the bodymuscle tightnesschanges in moodheartburn or indigestionnauseavomitingdiarrheaconstipationloss of appetitesweatingdry mouthSome side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
seizuresfeverhivesrashblistersdifficulty swallowing or breathingswelling of the eyes, face, throat, tongue, lips, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legshoarsenesshallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)agitationloss of consciousnesslack of coordinationfast heartbeat

Tramadol may cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are taking this medication.


How to store the medication and dispose it of after its use later?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep tramadol in a safe place so that no one else can take it accidentally or on purpose. Keep track of how many tablets or capsules are left so you will know if any are missing Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.


Drug Category/Class

  • Opioids
  • Analgesics
  • Nervous System
  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Narcotics
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6 Inhibitors
  • CYP2B6 Inhibitors (strong)
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6 Inducers
  • CYP2D6 Inducers
  • CYP2D6 Inducers (strong)
  • CYP3A4 Inhibitors
  • Other opioids
Prescribed Indicated in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Consider for those prone to constipation or respiratory depression. Tramadol is used to trea...
Weight :263.3752
Structure Tramadol
Generic Drug Tramadol prescribed Indicated in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Consider for those prone to constipation or respiratory depression. Tramadol is used to trea...
Formula

C16H25NO2

Tramadol has 413 Brands listed


AbidolAbidol
Acema (100 mg)Acupain (50 mg)
Adamon (100 mg)Adamon (50 mg)
Adamon Inj (50 mg)Adamon Suscap (100 mg)
Admadol (100 mg)Admadol (50 mg)
Aldol T (100 mg)Amadol (50 mg)
Amtradol (50 mg)Anatram (50 mg)
Anatram Inj (50 mg)Antram (50 mg)
Armadol (50 mg)Asic (50 mg)
Astol (50 mg)Atadol (50 mg)
Atdol (100 mg)Atdol-DT (50 mg)
Avdol (100 mg)Avdol (100 mg) (Arvincare)
Axidol (50 mg)Axytram (100 mg)
Bestodol (100 mg)Bestodol (50 mg)
Bestodol Inj (50 mg)Biotrama (100 mg)
Biotrany (100 mg)Bolodol (100 mg)
Bolodol (50 mg)Bramadol (100 mg)
Cadol (100 mg)Calmpain (100 mg)
Camadol (100 mg)Cambidol (100 mg)
Cambidol (50 mg)Cemadol (100 mg)
Cemadol (50 mg)Cemadol-CR (100 mg)
Cemadol-CR (50 mg)CG Mac (50 mg)
Combitram (50 mg)Contradoc (100 mg)
Contradoc (50 mg)Contradoc tab (50 mg)
Contramal (100 mg)Contramal (50 mg)
Contramal Caps (50 mg)Contramal DT (50 mg)
Contramal SR (100 mg)Cortram (100 mg)
Cosdol (100 mg)Cradol (100 mg)
Cuntrol (100 mg)Cuntrol SR (100 mg)
Damed (50 mg)Damol (50 mg)
Damol SR (100 mg)Darol (100 mg)
DBMOL (100 mg)Decotram (100 mg)
Decotram (50 mg)Didol (100 mg)
Dol Fin (100 mg)Dol P (100 mg)
Dol P (50 mg)Dolbest (100 mg)
Dolex (50 mg)Dolfi (100 mg)
Dolfre (100 mg)Dolfre (50 mg)
Dolfre DT (50 mg)Dolfre SR (100 mg)
Dolma (100 mg)Dolma (50 mg)
Dolodol (100 mg)Dolomed T (1 mg)
Dolomed T (2 mg)Dolosac TR
Dolotram (100 mg)Dolotram (50 mg)
Dolotram Caps (50 mg)Dolriz (50 mg)
Dols (100 mg)Dolsun (50 mg)
Dolta (100 mg)Dolta (50 mg)
Doltel (100 mg)Domadol (100 mg)
Domadol (50 mg)Domadol Caps (50 mg)
Domadol SR (100 mg)Drobit (50 mg)
E Dol (100 mg)Eltram DT (50 mg)
Euphodol (50 mg)Formador (100 mg)
FS (100 mg)Haldotram (100 mg)
Haldotram (50 mg)Hyperdol (50 mg)
Inodol (100 mg)Inodol (50 mg)
Iodol (100 mg)Ivydol SR (100 mg)
Jetra (50 mg)Jpdol (100 mg)
Jpdol (50 mg)Kamadol (100 mg)
Kamadol (50 mg)Kedol (100 mg)
Kedol DT (50 mg)Kedol SR (100 mg)
Leedol (100 mg)Lodam (100 mg)
Lydol (50 mg)M Dol (100 mg)
Madol (100 mg)Malodol (100 mg)
Mandol (100 mg)Mandol DT (50 mg)
MatdolMedol (100 mg)
Medol (50 mg)Medol SR (100 mg)
Meridol (100 mg)Meridol (50 mg)
Metazac (100 mg)Metazac (50 mg)
Metazac Caps (50 mg)Mobiya (100 mg)
Mobiya (50 mg)Mydol (50 mg)
Nettram (100 mg)Neutram (100 mg)
Neutram (50 mg)Neutram Caps (50 mg)
Nictram (100 mg)Nobligan (100 mg)
Nobligan (50 mg)Nobligan SR (100 mg)
Nobligan Tab (50 mg)Nomadol (50 mg)
Nopidol (100 mg)Nopidol (50 mg)
Nopidol Caps (50 mg)Notil (50 mg)
Novadol (50 mg)OC Dol (100 mg)
OC Dol (50 mg)OC Dol Inj (100 mg)
Odel (50 mg)Ondol (50 mg)
Ondol Tab (50 mg)Opdol
Opi Ot (100 mg)Opi Ot (50 mg)
Opiate (100 mg)Opidol SR (100 mg)
OpigesicOpigesic Tab (50 mg)
Opiran (100 mg)Opiran (50 mg)
Orchidol (100 mg)Orchidol (50 mg)
Orchidol Tab (50 mg)Osdol (50 mg)
Ospidol (100 mg)Ospidol (50 mg)
Painadol (100 mg)Painadol (50 mg)
Painadol SR (100 mg)Painadol SR (50 mg)
Paine (50 mg)Paridol (50 mg)
Paxmax (100 mg)Paxmax (50 mg)
Pentazen (100 mg)Posdol
Postadol (100 mg)Postadol (50 mg)
Prodol (100 mg)Racetram
Rajdol (100 mg)Ramadol (100 mg)
Ramadol SR (200 mg)Ramax (100 mg)
Ramax (50 mg)Ramax Caps (50 mg)
Ratchdol (100 mg)Re pain (100 mg)
Redimol (100 mg)Redimol (50 mg)
Relidol (50 mg)Relidol Inj (50 mg)
Ridil (50 mg)Rimol (50 mg)
Rotamol (100 mg)Rotamol (50 mg)
Sayodol (100 mg)Sayodol DT (50 mg)
Sayodol Forte (100 mg)Sedate (100 mg)
Sedate (50 mg)Servodol (100 mg)
Servodol (50 mg)Simol (50 mg)
Simudol (50 mg)Soztram (50 mg)
Sridol T (50 mg)Strom (50 mg)
Supridol (100 mg)Supridol (50 mg)
Supridol Caps (50 mg)Supridol Inj (100 mg)
Surgidol (100 mg)Surgidol (50 mg)
SymdolT Dol (100 mg)
T Dol (1500 mg)T Dol (50 mg)
T Dol (50 mg) (Spm Drugs)T Dol (50 mg) (Talson)
T Dol (500 mg)Tacil (50 mg)
Takol CR (100 mg)Talnex (100 mg)
Talnex (50 mg)Tamriv (50 mg)
Tandam (50 mg)Taridol (100 mg)
Taz (100 mg)Tdx (50 mg)
Tecsadol (50 mg)Tinlol (100 mg)
Tinlol (50 mg)TMD (100 mg)
Tol (50 mg)Trac (100 mg)
Traceta (50 mg)Tractadol (100 mg)
Tradol (100 mg)Tradol (50 mg)
Tradol Caps (50 mg)Tragesic (50 mg)
Tragesic Caps (50 mg)Trak (100 mg)
Tram (100 mg)Tram (100 mg) (Alchemist Ltd)
Tram (50 mg)Tram (50 mg) (Alchemist Ltd)
Trama DT (50 mg)Tramache (50 mg)
Tramache Inj (50 mg)Tramacip (50 mg)
Tramacip Inj (50 mg)Tramacon (50 mg)
Tramacon DT (50 mg)Tramacon SR (100 mg)
Tramacure (100 mg)Tramader (50 mg)
Tramadex (100 mg)Tramadex (50 mg)
Tramadol 100 mg (Jan Aushadhi)tramadol 50 mg (Jan Aushadhi)
Tramadol 50 mg Tab (Jan Aushadhi)Tramadol Hydrochloride (50 mg)
Tramaflam (100 mg)Tramaflam (50 mg)
Tramaflam Tab (50 mg)Tramagem (50 mg)
Tramagesic (100 mg)Tramagesic (50 mg)
Tramak (100 mg)Tramak (50 mg)
Tramakind (100 mg)Tramamed (100 mg)
Tramared (50 mg)Tramared Caps (50 mg)
Tramasol (50 mg)Tramasym
Tramatas (50 mg)Tramatas Caps (50 mg)
Tramataur (100 mg)Tramataur Caps (50 mg)
Tramataur SR (100 mg)Tramazac (100 mg)
Tramazac (50 mg)Tramazac Caps (50 mg)
Tramazac Tab (100 mg)Tramazol (100 mg)
Trambax (50 mg)Tramdop (100 mg)
Tramed (100 mg)Tramed (50 mg)
Tramed SR (100 mg)Tramed SR (50 mg)
Tramest (50 mg)Tramex (100 mg)
Tramex (50 mg)Trami (50 mg)
Tramico (100 mg)Tramion Inj
Tramjet (50 mg)Trammed (100 mg)
TramnexTramo (50 mg)
Tramodin (100 mg)Tramoflex (100 mg)
Tramol (50 mg)Tramol (50 mg) (Prem Pharma)
Tramospas (100 mg)Tramospas (50 mg)
Tramot (100 mg)Tramot (50 mg)
Tramot Caps (50 mg)Tramp (100 mg)
Tramp (50 mg)Tramp Inj (100 mg)
Tramp Inj (50 mg)Tramrig (50 mg)
TramrolTramsars (50 mg)
Trandol (100 mg)Trandol (50 mg)
Trandy (100 mg)Trandy (50 mg)
Trandy DT (50 mg)Trandy SR (100 mg)
Transic (100 mg)Transic (50 mg)
Transic Caps (50 mg)Trany (100 mg)
Tranzen (100 mg)Trapain (100 mg)
Trapain (50 mg)Trapidol (100 mg)
Trapidol (50 mg)Trasic (100 mg)
Trasic (50 mg)Trasic Caps (50 mg)
Trasic SR (100 mg)Trawel (100 mg)
Trazac (100 mg)Trazac Tab (50 mg)
Trazodac Fast (50 mg)TRD Contin (100 mg)
TRD MD (50 mg)Treat (100 mg)
Treat (50 mg)Tremash (100 mg)
Tremash (50 mg)Tremolo (100 mg)
Trest (100 mg)Trest (50 mg)
Tridol (100 mg)Tridol (50 mg)
Tridol Caps (50 mg)Trim (50 mg)
Trofel (100 mg)Trofel (50 mg)
Troma (100 mg)Troma (50 mg)
Tromar (50 mg)Tromy (50 mg)
Tromy DT (50 mg)Tropidol (100 mg)
Trugesic (50 mg)Trum (100 mg)
Trump (100 mg)Trump Inj (100 mg)
Trump Tab (50 mg)Trydol (100 mg)
Tryme (100 mg)Tussdol (100 mg)
Typhon (100 mg)Ubitdol (50 mg)
Ubitdol SR (100 mg)Ultracon (100 mg)
Ultradol (100 mg)Ultradol (50 mg)
Ultram (100 mg)Ultram (50 mg)
Urgendol (100 mg)Urgendol (50 mg)
Urgendol Caps (50 mg)Urgendol Melt (50 mg)
Urgendol SR (100 mg)Urgendol SR (200 mg)
Urgendol XL (100 mg)Urgendol XL (200 mg)
Vardol (100 mg)Veeradol (100 mg)
Veeradol (50 mg)Veeradol SR (100 mg)
Vegadol DT (50 mg)Verdol (100 mg)
Verdol (50 mg)Vertram (100 mg)
Victadol (50 mg)Wintram (100 mg)
Wintram (50 mg)Woolmar Plus (100 mg)
Xidol (50 mg)Xtram (50 mg)
Zentra (100 mg)Zentra SR (100 mg)
Zotadol (100 mg)Zotadol DT (50 mg)
Zytram (50 mg)

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