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 :)
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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