148 patient evaluations for Tramadol

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Aug 29, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This is the only other pain med I can be on while on Suboxone. I rarely take it unless I am climbing the walls with pain because it doesn't help much
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bad taste in mouth, drowsiness, dry throat, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: dry throat, nausea, bad taste in mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Watch what medications you mix with this drug especially antidepressants including the mood stabilizer lithium. I recommend double checking with your pharmacist about any interactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting, insomnia, drowsiness

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Aug 16, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: drowsiness

Mar 5, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: drowsiness

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Aug 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I did not take it as it was prescribed, I was supposed to take it 3 times a day, and I took it usually only once or twice. It did not seem to do anything, so I would think "why bother". Maybe if I had tried a higher dose or actually taken it 3 times a day religiously, it would have made a difference.

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Jul 25, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, fatigue

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Initial I was told to take one I did, It did not help, the next day two, it did not help the next day I'm thinking again guinea pig! The nurse told me to take three. it helped a bit. Make sure they have your dosing right god I just don't get the doctors??
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

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Jul 11, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty thinking, drowsiness, sleepiness, constipation, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: lots of fiber
Side effects: sleepiness, drowsiness, difficulty thinking, constipation, insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 8, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of appetite)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: MY STOMACH cant handle it sometimes
Side effects: loss of appetite

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry throat, insomnia, dry mouth, blurry vision

  • 0 helpful marks
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