What is Tramadol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Tramadol-acetaminophen

Tramadol is an opioid analgesic 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 2,350 1,007
Fibromyalgia 1,374 618
Muscle pain 586 243
Back pain 58 23
Pain in lower back 55 59

Show all 279 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 133
Moderate 256
Mild 460
None 793

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tramadol

Side effect Patients
Constipation 89
Drowsiness 80
Nausea 77
Dry mouth 58
Dizziness 50
Sleepiness 45

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tramadol

Dosage Patients
50mg as needed 116
50 mg daily 59
50 mg three times daily 45
50 mg twice daily 34
50 mg four times daily 29
100 mg daily 25
100 mg twice daily 24
100 mg three times daily 24
300 mg daily 24
2 50mg as needed 22

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Why patients stopped taking Tramadol

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 390
Side effects too severe 234
Doctor's advice 211
Other 166
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 32
Change in health plan coverage 23
Expense 23
See all 913 patients who've stopped taking Tramadol

Duration

Currently taking Tramadol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 54
2 - 5 years 161
5 - 10 years 184
10 years or more 106

Stopped taking Tramadol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 199
1 - 6 months 233
6 months - 1 year 135
1 - 2 years 129
2 - 5 years 154
5 - 10 years 67
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1086
Usually 333
Sometimes 171
Never taken as prescribed 52
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 59
Somewhat hard to take 104
A little hard to take 194
Not at all hard to take 1285
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 16
$50-99 23
$25-49 65
< $25 880
Not specified 647

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tramadol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 61
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 19
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 18
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 15
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 14

Show all 56 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tramadol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 45
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 11
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 10
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 9
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 9

Show all 50 treatments patients report switching to

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