What is Ultram ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Tramadol

Ultram® ER is a brand name for extended-release tramadol, an opioid analgesic medication. It is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain and is used for patients requiring around-the-clock management of moderate to moderately-severe pain for an extended period.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 46 21
Fibromyalgia 45 15
Numbness in hands 3 0
Stiffness/spasticity 3 0
Depressed mood 2 2
General body pain 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
5
Moderate
9
Mild
11
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ultram ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 6
Dry mouth 4
Headaches 3
Sweating 2
Anaphylaxis 1
Morning sleepiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ultram ER

Dosage Patients
300 mg/24 hours daily 3
4 mcg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
3 x 100 mg/24 hours daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ultram ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 15
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 5
Other 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
See all 34 patients who've stopped taking Ultram ER

Duration

Currently taking Ultram ER

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ultram ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 7
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 3
< $25 15
Not specified 14
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8 patient evaluations for Ultram ER

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as prescribed and try overlapping the daily dose by a few hours. Ultram ER has helped me greatly by making it possible for me to resume normal activity at work with the exception of my Fibro/Lyrica fog.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: All Pain killer so far was upsetting my stomach....
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Works better than I thought it would.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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