What is Ultram?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Tramadol

Ultram is a brand name of the drug tramadol, an opioid analgesic drug used for the relief of moderate to moderately-severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 285 83
Fibromyalgia 137 57
Muscle pain 35 9
Joint pain 22 6
Stiffness/spasticity 8 2

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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
6
Moderate
27
Mild
33
None
84

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ultram

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 9
Dry throat 8
Drowsiness 7
Nausea 6
Constipation 5
Abdominal pain 4

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ultram

Dosage Patients
50mg as needed 10
150 mg daily 5
50 mg three times daily 4
100 mg three times daily 4
400 mg daily 4
50 mg daily 3
200 mg daily 3
2 50mg as needed 3
100 mg daily 2
50 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Ultram

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 61
Doctor's advice 32
Side effects too severe 29
Other 19
Course of treatment ended 8
Personal research 6
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 3
See all 118 patients who've stopped taking Ultram

Duration

Currently taking Ultram

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 18

Stopped taking Ultram

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 97
Usually 35
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 117
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 88
Not specified 50

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ultram after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 5
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ultram and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 7
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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21 patient evaluations for Ultram

Oct 15, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Feb 25, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have trouble fitting in 3 doses a day - I'm just not out of bed long enough to do it safely.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Def recommend taking this along with Baclofen (for muscle pain/spasms) and Plaquenil (joint pain) for Fibromyalgia
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 11, 2011 (Started Oct 30, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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