I was wondering, was, what class is tramadol in. its not a narcotic, but is related to morphine i think? it somehow acts like a narcotic in releiving pain and apparently is addicive if used over a long period of time. Can anyone tell me more about how it is related to narcotics? I'm just trying to be as informed as possible about what I'm taking. I've tried NSAIDS and antidepressants with no help for the pain and other symptoms , so far the tramadol is helping somewhat.