147 patient evaluations for Tramadol

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May 11, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Joint Pain (hips, shoulders, knees))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As with any drug, the side effcts will be different.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Joint Pain (hips, shoulders, knees)

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May 4, 2010 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily

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Mar 23, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works so-so for pain, but must take (2) 50 mg tablets to feel any benefit. The side effects are constipation and major dizziness, both of which are fairly severe. I would estimate only having to take (2) tablets for pain an average of maybe 5 times per month.

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Mar 22, 2010 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: increased headaches and dizziness

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Mar 18, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry throat, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I began taking Tramadol, I had a difficult time getting through the day. I would spend most of the day either in bed or in a recliner. I just didn't have the strenght to do anything...I even had difficulty holding up my head. Tramadol has improved that. Although I cannot work full time and still require daily naps, I can at least get out of bed and do a little during th day.
Side effects: Dry throat, Dry mouth

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I sometimes think to myself that it doesn't work, but then if I don't take it.....the pain is unbearable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 14, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Dry throat

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dry throat, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Dry throat

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Mar 11, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Feb 23, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really helps with the pain with out it being a narcotic. It still makes me sleepy but it is much easier on my system than the narcotics that I have taken in the past. I can feel a big difference when I don't take it. The pain increases and mobility is harder.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Feb 26, 2010 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (caffeine interaction, Restlessness (akathisia), Muscle cramps, Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: For pain relief this product works fairly quickly. It can cause one to be more addicted to things (ciggarettes, meds., etc.), itchy, restless, and cause dificulty falling asleep. With my fibromyalgia, I found taking it earlier in the day to be benificial, the restlessness helped me get out of bed during the day, and still able to fall asleep at night. Used along with 2400 gabapentin for moderately effective pain management.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty falling asleep, caffeine interaction, Muscle cramps, Restlessness (akathisia)

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