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 2,337 1,002
Fibromyalgia 1,372 613
Muscle pain 583 238
Back pain 56 23
Pain in lower back 55 59

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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 132
Moderate 257
Mild 460
None 784

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tramadol

Side effect Patients
Constipation 89
Drowsiness 80
Nausea 77
Dry mouth 58
Dizziness 49
Fatigue 44

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tramadol

Dosage Patients
50mg as needed 135
50 mg daily 62
50 mg three times daily 51
50 mg twice daily 41
50 mg four times daily 30
100 mg daily 29
100 mg three times daily 25
300 mg daily 24
100 mg twice daily 22
100 mg four times daily 20

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Why patients stopped taking Tramadol

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 386
Side effects too severe 232
Doctor's advice 210
Other 165
Course of treatment ended 92
Personal research 32
Change in health plan coverage 23
Expense 23
See all 899 patients who've stopped taking Tramadol

Duration

Currently taking Tramadol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 174
5 - 10 years 193
10 years or more 102

Stopped taking Tramadol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 197
1 - 6 months 228
6 months - 1 year 134
1 - 2 years 127
2 - 5 years 152
5 - 10 years 65
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1078
Usually 333
Sometimes 172
Never taken as prescribed 50
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 59
Somewhat hard to take 104
A little hard to take 192
Not at all hard to take 1278
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 16
$50-99 22
$25-49 65
< $25 876
Not specified 643

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tramadol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 59
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) 9
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 9
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7

Show all 49 treatments patients report switching to

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