Ultram (Oral)


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ultram - narcotic or not?


Is Ultram a non-narcotic medication, and if not, why is it addictive? If I don't want to take a narcotic or controlled pain medication, but need pain meds for headaches, is this what I should be taking? It was prescribed by my Neurologist but I've rea...
by Barbara in Tampa, FL, 02/25/2006

Ultram


I now take 2 --400 mg tylenol/codeine  every 6 hours for pain management.  How will Ultram compare in strength to current meds.  I've heard about Ultram and wondered if it comes close to mine. Thank you
by Linda in Diamond Bar, CA, 10/01/2007

Ultram (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Ultram (Oral)

Ultram (Oral) Medication Classification

TRAMADOL (By mouth)

Ultram (Oral) Brandname

Ultram, Tramadol HCl

Ultram (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Tramadol (TRA-ma-dole) Treats medium to medium-severe pain.

When To Not Use Ultram (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tramadol or other narcotic pain medicines such as codeine, MS Contin®, OxyContin®, Percocet®, Vicodin®. In some situations, you should not use this medicine if you are also using alcohol, street drugs, sedatives, medicines for depression or mental illness, or other pain medicines. If you are using any of these, ask your doctor if you can still use tramadol.

How Should You Use Ultram (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you are taking this medicine on a regular schedule and you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Ultram (Oral) Storage

Store Ultram (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Ultram (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Ultram (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril®), promethazine (Phenergan®), a blood thinner (Coumadin®), an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine, Effexor®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Serzone®, Zoloft®), medicine for mental illness (such as clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, Clozaril®, Risperdal®, Zyprexa®), or medicine for seizures (such as Dilantin®, Tegretol®).
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Ultram (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have epilepsy, kidney disease, liver disease, breathing problems, ulcers or other digestive problems, or problems with the amounts of potassium or sodium in your blood. Tell your doctor if you have a history of head injury, seizures, or drug or alcohol dependence.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.

Ultram (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Seizures
  • Severe sleepiness and shallow or troubled breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling nervous, anxious, shaky, or unusually happy
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea
  • Sweating, mild itching

Ultram (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 4 reviews)

Effectiveness:

****

Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

***

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Ultram (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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george, IL - 02/28/2009

This medication has had no effect on me. I am on 50 mg twice a day and I still suffer extreme pain from fibro and multiple sclerosis.

Ultram (Oral)
4.0

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Garry Spriggs, brooklyn ny - 11/03/2008

I have suffered from spine disease over the last several years. This medication works great and helps me to feel like doing something. i alternate taking this with another pain medication and this seems to work out better for me. The only downfall is the fact that this is a habit forming medication and going without it is not easy.