What is Tramadol ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Tramadol

Tramadol ER is an opioid analgesic in an extended release formulation used for the relief of moderate to moderately-severe pain. Extended release formulations are used for patients requiring around-the-clock management of moderate to moderately-severe pain for an extended period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 53 31
Fibromyalgia 38 26
Muscle pain 15 4
Back pain 2 0
Headaches 2 3

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  • 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 7
Mild 20
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tramadol ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 4
Dizziness 4
Chronic constipation 2
Loss of appetite 2
Sleepiness 2
An overall crappy feeling all the time 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tramadol ER

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 3
100 mg twice daily 3
50mg as needed 2
1 mg daily 1
4 capsule(s) four times daily 1
200 mg daily 1
100 mg three times daily 1
300 mg daily 1
15other as needed 1
50capsule(s) as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Tramadol ER

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 6
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Personal research 2
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Duration

Currently taking Tramadol ER

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Tramadol ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 42
Usually 2
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 30
Not specified 14

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tramadol ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Morphine (Morphine ER) 2
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

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Patients stopped taking Tramadol ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Tramadol ER

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Apr 15, 2004)

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

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Nov 30, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 16, 2010 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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