Doc prescribed Tramadol 50 milligrams once a day. The first day abour four hours after taking Tramadol I experienced dizziness and almost nausea. After about an hour of laying down I felt better. Is it okay to slice the 50 milligram tablet in half and take one 25 milligram tablet a day instead of one 50 milligram tablet?
May I cut my 50 milligram tablets in half and take half a dose?
Question posted by JimDaleBG on 25 April 2015
Last updated on 28 May 2021
Only if the tablet is scored down the middle.
If you break an unscored pill you have no idea how much of the drug is in each half. Also, split pills tend to degrade and lose potency very quickly.
If you think you need to adjust your dosage you should talk to your doctor first and report your side effects.
I have cut mine in half and my experience is like the two people who find that half a Tramadol is completely different from OTC NSAIDS. Each person's body has a different chemistry and I think it is important to notice how one's own body's reacts to medications.
Can tramadol be cut in half, especially if you have gerd.
In response to some of the other posts I also cut my 50 milligrams in half and it is more than strong enough. I have a very low tolerance for pain medication despite having chronic pain.
Hi, unless you are taking extended release (XR) tablets, then yes you can cut the tablet. I also wonder how much this dose will help with your pain though? Is your doctor planning to increase your dose in time?
Tramadol does not act in your body more then 6 hrs. That is an incredibly dumb prescription. What is one 50 mg tab going to do all day? 50 mg is a low dose and its doubtful that 25 mg would do anything. I found that unless I took it every 6 hrs it did nothing for me. And I took 100 mg at a time.
Seizures are a rare side effect occurring with high doses.
Yes Jim you may cut it in half and take 25mg. Be cautious of Tramadol though. Tramadol is well known to cause seizures. Its side effects are Headache,Nausea,Dry Mouth,Dizziness, Drowsiness and may disrupt sleep patterns.
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