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Is tramadol in the vicidon family ?

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Anonymous 30 Jun 2010

No tramadol is not at all in the vicodin family or feels like a vicodin some other people would say its just like vicodin. I have been taking vicodin for years and trust me it is not even close.

candy1959 30 Jun 2010

But Don't they have some of the same things vicodin has in it ?

Anonymous 30 Jun 2010

Its a synthetic it acts like its supposed to feel like you took a vicodin.

jk13 30 Jun 2010

Vicodin is an altered form of opium, derived from either of two naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. It is therefore an opiate.

Tramadol is a centrally-acting analgesic (pain killer) that contains a weak action an the opioid receptor, also releases serotonin, and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. It is technically a SNRI and due to its affect on the opioid receptors, is also considered an opiod vs. an opiate. Keep in mind that Methadone is also an opiod vs. an opiate due to the fact that it is completely synthetic, and is much much stronger than Vicodin.

jk13 30 Jun 2010

So, to simplify...

Tramadol = Opiod
(same pain killing power as Codeine)
Opiod = completely synthetic, but like opiates, also affect the opiod sensors

Vicodin = Opiate
(stronger than tramadol, also different drug, different effects)
Opiate = derived from the poppy (opium)

Both are Opiods, but both are not Opiates due to the fact that they both hit the same sensors, but both are not derived from the poppy.

Opiods at times can be stronger than Opiates such as in the case of Methadone.

just to break it all down :)

Anonymous 3 Jul 2010

Well thanks for breaking it down for us their chief.

Anonymous 3 Jul 2010

Tramadol blows!

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