148 patient evaluations for Tramadol

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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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Feb 19, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tramadol is incredibly effective and it builds up over time so you can take less and less. I would not be able to take care of my family without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

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Feb 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this medication for help with my reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is a good maintenance pain medication for me. I also have a crawling pain in my legs, that kind of pain the keeps you from being able to keep your legs still at night. These totally eliminate that problem, a big time unexpected benefit. I can take this as a generic with no bad repercussions.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 7, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It worked for pain but made me sleepy

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started Jan 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's very good for alleviating my depression, but only works for 4 or 5 days, then I begin to feel worse.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Jan 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've decided to try this pain medication for my depression. Opioid pain medicine has always alleviated my symptoms. Dependence issues are not important to me now because of the severity of my symptoms. I will be watching for tolerance problems while taking this medicine. Besides being an opiate, Tramodol is said to have SSRI properties as well...
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have had 6 unplanned surgeries since Feb. 07 and this Rx was just one of the pain remedies/treatments that was prescribed since I'm highly anaphylactically allergic to Percocet. I can take Hydrocodone with no problems when I need that for dental or other.
Side effects: dizziness

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Jan 28, 2010 (Started Dec 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication made me nauseated, vomitous, migrainy, and overall feeling worse then just having moderate all over body pain.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness, rebound headaches, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, dry throat, rebound headaches, dry mouth, drowsiness

Oct 16, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision, dry throat, rebound headaches, dry mouth, drowsiness

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 19, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty thinking, drowsiness, addictive opiate, sleepiness, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: wanting to get pregnant
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, addictive opiate, difficulty thinking, sleepiness, drowsiness, fatigue, blurry vision

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty thinking, drowsiness, addictive opiate, sleepiness, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, addictive opiate, difficulty thinking, sleepiness, drowsiness, fatigue, blurry vision

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