I was just prescribed tramadol and the bottle says take 1 every 6 hours, but the dentist said just take them when the pain is really bad. I have almost no pain all day, only at night as I try to sleep. I don't want to take them for no reason, so I only take 1 a day (at night), but it really does nothing. Would it be ok to take 2 at once? I figure it's fine as I've read a lot of people saying they take 2. My tolerance is fine, I was taking hydrocodon acetaminoph 7.5 -325 the same way (2 at night) previously without a problem. I ask because the dentist was new and a real jerk so I have little interest in ever contacting him again. I don't have a lot so it's not a long term thing, just another week until my appointment.
Hi, although i have to say to always follow the directions on the bottle, it is quite common to take 2 x (50mg) tablets/capsules at a time. A maximum dose is 400mg per day. This will depend on the individual, age, weight, medical conditions, other medication that someone may be taking... You might want to get advice from a doctor, but overall, you should be fine taking 100mg dose at night.
I have Tramadol to take when needed for AVN. My doctors have told me to take it with paracetomal as it works better when combined with this drug. I always do this and finds that it helps for me. I take one 50 mg Tramadol with two 500 mg of paracetamol with 15 mg of codeine. These are Australian standards as I realize you have different measurement doses in America. Panadeine which is paracetamol combined with codeine is available over the counter in Australia, but this is changing January 31st, 2018. You may have an equivalent that you could talk to your doctor about. Hope this helps. Lisa.
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