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Is tramadol hcl 50mg a narcotic?

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Jenail 28 Jun 2011

No it's not but don't let that fool you. It is still a very addictive drug.

Inactive 28 Jun 2011

Hi jcarrasco,
There is so much controversy over this medication! Many people consider it a narcotic, and the FDA at this point has classified it as non-narcotic (I believe), yet it is an opioid, a synthetic opiate, and it has SNRI qualities to it.
It is used for short term pain management, such as dental pain, and is very effective for that. If one takes it for an extended period of time, tis addictive (as jenail said) and unpleasant to withdraw off of.
Please be very careful with this medication, and if you've been on it a long time, and want off of it, one must do a very slow taper to get off.
Best wishest to you,

Inactive 28 Jun 2011

Sweetlemon is correct. I have been told by a doctor that they reason they like to prescribe it is the fact that the ingredients don't have the narcotic effects until they enter your body, & you body chemistry makes them act as a narcotic. The pill itself is non narcotic, but be careful with it. You can become addicted as many on here will tell you so. Just my thoughts...

No, but anything is mentally addictive. I never had any luck with it for pain relief though. It could be because I've been on such stronger meds for so long it's really hard for any pain meds to help me anymore. Hope that helps anything else I can help with send me a note

Inactive 30 Jun 2011 lists Tramadol as "narcotic like", with warnings about addiction.
Also this med can cause seizures in some people. It can also cause seizures if one has been on it for an extended period of time and goes cold turkey off ot it.
The FDA seems to be in an argument as to the classification of this medication.

G1zm0 17 Aug 2012

YES! Tramadol hydrochloride IS a narcotic! It's like a VERY weak morphine (Opiate) (An old insert even stated "Morphine like") My doctor told me it was a narcotic because i was taking Tramadol hydrochloride for my lower back before i started seeing her and she gave me Hydrocodone and told me not to be mixing them... And the script had her DEA # on it as well!, Taking enough can be "Potent" Especially taking it with Xanax!

amattison79 14 Oct 2016

Why yes, yes it is.

Cabinetlady 1 Nov 2016

Why would my doctor prescribe me Tramadol for Migraines?

wildmom33 5 Dec 2016

My PDR does not show it as a narcotic, however my pain management doctor says it's a class III narcotic. My PDR says that it "binds to our opioid receptors". So I'm a bit confused as well. I'm a Medical Assistant and have been since 2003 and I'm confused by all this talk of tramadol being a narcotic. I plan on talking to my pharmacist tomorrow. Will update as soon as I get a clearer answer.

Srobson1 31 Mar 2017

Believe it is

Hvn 10 May 2017

I work as a med tech and about 4 yrs ago we were told we had to lock them in the narcotics box. Because they are considered to be a low grade narcotic

jsjajsjdj71 24 Oct 2017

whoever said it’s not is an idiot

masso 24 Oct 2017

And you are the reincarnation of who Freud, Einstein???

Not a good way to start on this site, or anywhere!!!

honestdidthat 9 Feb 2018

Working for a federal employer that tests. It is not considered a narcotic and will not be tested for. Hair included.

Robert tr8 25 Oct 2017

Legally, chemically? Probably, empirically absolutely. After stopping completely after many years daily use, the withdrawals were terrible many physical flu like symptoms, weak burning limbs, restless arms legs at night.
The mental symptoms were if anything much worse but that is a different story.

voojeff2 7 Mar 2018

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