What is Tramadol-acetaminophen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Tramadol

Acetaminophen (paracetamol), a mild analgesic and tramadol, an opioid analgesic are used in combination for the short-term management of acute pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 138 57
Fibromyalgia 76 33
Muscle and joint pain 42 21
Back pain 4 0
Migraine headaches 4 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 10
Moderate 15
Mild 24
None 38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tramadol-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 4
Dizziness 4
Brain fog 3
Nausea 3
Sleepiness 3
Fatigue 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tramadol-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
250-50 mg daily 2
325-37.5 mg daily 2
2tablet(s) as needed 2
2.5 tablet(s) daily 1
4 other daily 1
5 mg daily 1
37.5 mg twice daily 1
75 mg daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
75 mg three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Tramadol-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 32
Doctor's advice 20
Other 19
Side effects too severe 14
Course of treatment ended 7
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 74 patients who've stopped taking Tramadol-acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Tramadol-acetaminophen

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

Stopped taking Tramadol-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 46
Usually 21
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 61
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 5
$25-49 5
< $25 32
Not specified 42

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tramadol-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) (Tylenol) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Hydrocodone 1
Oxaprozin (Daypro) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tramadol-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 3
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 2
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1
Cannabidiol (Cannabidiol oil) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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12 patient evaluations for Tramadol-acetaminophen

Nov 21, 2013 (Started Sep 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right knee)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 4, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness), dizziness, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This stuff really worked for me. It did have side effect, chiefly dizziness. It also seemed to improve my mood, although I can't be sure that was because of the drug, or the effects of the drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: ringing in ears (tinnitus), dizziness, neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2011 (Started Jun 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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