Please help me understand this Tramodol controversy?
- 29 May 2010 by christineATU
- 31 May 2010
- ms contin, percocet, vicodin, rheumatoid arthritis, opiate dependence, pain, polymyalgia rheumatica, back pain, substance abuse, hydrocodone, oxycodone, anxiety and stress, surgery
Many people agree that Tramodol is addicting. Most people also say it's not a narcotic. But please help me understand the information I copied from the Ultracet information page. It does contain Tramodol.
"Ultracet is used to treat moderate to severe pain for a period of five days or less. It contains two pain-relieving agents. Tramadol, known technically as an opioid analgesic, is a narcotic pain reliever. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the over-the-counter pain remedy Tylenol."
Read more: https://www.drugs.com/ultracet.html
Why are there so many discrepancies? What is the most reliable source besides the FDA regarding this drug? What have your experiences been with Tramodol? Are you surprised that it is a narcotic? I know I am!
Hey I believe that trams are synthetic opoid. They can still be addictive and should not be taken for long periods of time. There really is a lot of confusion about this drug so much infact my methadone doctor has given them to Me on many occaions telling Me their not a opiate. But where I work As a nurse that doctor refuses to prescribe them saying they are. I actually haven't done much re search into them like I should but do hope to learn something from this thread.
I took tramadol (it was ultram) when I had the shoulder problem and I didn't find it as effective as the norco, but mainly because in my mind I was thinking it wasn't as powerful becausde it wasn't a narcotic. My mind is almost more powerful than my body when it comes to drugs. I didn't have any trouble getting addictd to it because I thought it wasn't a narcotic but then again I went from that to vicodin so that is probably the reason. Why is everyone so afraid of this drug but will not hesitate to take norco/vicodin? I also took methadone for awhile with my hip and thank God I only took it for a few weeks and then intermittently - I am terrified of it now after what I read. This is an interesting question Chris. Has anyone else ever taken something thy thought wasn't addictive or was addictive and had the opposite reaction?
I was told it is not addictive and it is not a narcotic... But I would take them to help me with withdrawls from opiates and they worked at least until i got my tolerance up with the opiates. I also found out that you cannot take more than four a day because it can cause some serious problems with your organs. i went in one time to have blood work done and it showed that my damn now i cant remember, anyways they took my blood again and it came back fine but said that if it was as high as it sais it was i wouldnt be standing here. And that is when they told me that the tramadol was more than likely what did it, that tramadol can shut down your body organs.
It binds to to an the u-opiate receptor and also it produces effects similar to other opiates but it doesnt release histimine,which means you wont be scratching everywhere like you got poisen ivy.But as somebody else said it may make you go into withdrawl if your opiate tolerant,and if taken for a long period of time you will go through withdrawl I dont know how bad.But people get confused because it ISNT on the Controlled Substance list not even a Class-V.Somebody told me they kicked opiates by taking Ultram mixed with Ativan and said it was the easiest time kicking his habit,I heard that from a few people.For me I wont touch it if there is a chance of withdrawl.
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