Hi, I suffer from a torn rotator cuff and am in constant pain especially at night. My doctor prescribed me four 50mg tablets of Tramadol a day or as needed. She told me to take two at bedtime. Will I be okay taking three? And what's the max mg I can take every day?
Chaoskaye keep a eye out for over seditive and such that is about all it well but don't take that many again call your doctor if it is not working and got to the er if your having trouble breathing heart rasing ect when they say take 4 or 5 daily that is in divided dose's to keep a good level so you don't get severe pain at this point just look for overseditive etc or anything out of the normal range of what you have been feeling 1/2 of it is pretty much gone thru you of the higher dose please be careful any dought at all go to the E.R. AND TAKE YOU BOTTLE OF PILLS chuck1957
I'm a two-year veteran of Tramadol, weigh 165 lb. On occasion, usually after a fall, one or both rotator cuffs will... get my attention. My Dr is OK with my taking 3 or 4 at one time, as long as I recline and stay down! I have found that three 200mg Ibuprofen, taken along with two Tramadol, seems to be as effective as three Tramadol alone. Irony, Tramadol tends to keep me awake!
Your dr hasn't prescribed near enough. The max a day is 400 mg. I find that for me the only way it helped my pain was to take it every 6 hrs, regularly. Its not a good med to treat pain, more useful to prevent it. I took 100 mg at a time. 3 might help your pain, I doubt it will do anything else. If you take more then prescribed, you'll run out of meds and drs aren't good at writing for more of a controlled drug.
It's never a good idea to take more medication than prescribed, but with that said, depending on your tolerance or how long you've taken pain medication it most likely won't do anything but make you tired and possible off balance when walking. If the prescribed dose isn't working you need to talk to your pain doctor or whoever prescribes your meds. I always tell people to speak up when visiting your doctor, it's your body and your pain! No one else can judge you, see or feel your pain, so make sure the doctor hears you!! I've been known to stand in front of the door barring the doctors exit until I've had all my questions answered and concerns conveyed! God Bless and let the doctor know how you feel! Everyone here is great and a huge support team as well as a resource for real life advice since we're all in the same boat.
Hi, you shouldn't take more than 100mg in a 4 hour period, and a maximum of 400mg per day. If you have taken 3 tablets at the same time as a one off you will be fine. You may experience some mild 'hangover' like symptoms. It won't do you a lot of damage. Reading through your notes, you say you have been given the green light to double your dose now??? Hopefully this will be much more effective for your pain
You should be fine. I was prescribed 100mg of tramadol every 6 hours, However, be very very careful about interactions with this drug and antidepressants, benzo's, and alcohol. My wife's sister just died and the cause was likely a seizure due to mixing the three. I don't know the type of antidepressant or benzo, but they said there were more and more issues coming to light with tramadol as people got used to taking them and some doctors not really explaining the danger and considering it just a super Tylenol or Motrin..
This is in response to a Q? asked over 2 yrs. ahí, but was looking to see what the highest dise of Tramadol you can take in one day. I was prescriben 50mg 3x a Day.
Did nothing for my pain. Started takeing 3 tabs 2x a day & nothing. Today I took 3 3 times. Just took the last 3, so Ill see if it world.
Medications efecto people veré differently.
Although Q asked couple years ago, I'm sure others will come across it, just like I did, so wanted to add my tuppence worth.
I've had severe back pain caused by bulging discs for several years, as well as spinal degeneration and arthritis in all major joints.
Anyway, I take 100mg of tramadol twice per day, along with pregabalin and Duloxetine This combination has given me my life back, after spending 6 months in bed and taking 2 hours to roll over just to to go to the loo!
On the odd occasion, when pain is severe, I might take 3 tramadol together. Usually at night as helps restless legs too. I've had no ill effects from doing so. However, I'm conscious not to do this too often.
I've been told by many that tramadol is more effective when taken together with paracetamol, so maybe you could try this combination?
Valbb; Thank you so much for putting your post here giving people hope and some Positive feelings about this and just how you take it and with what. Even the doctors are at a loss when it comes to pain control. But as you notice so many people are all negative on some things and that is all people hear, It is very important to have people see some good post and that there is hope.It's like a breath of fresh air. The last thing I want to see is these people that put so much negative stuff about a medication etc. Because all of our systems are different. And things work differently for everyone. glad your pretty much under control and its a good combination of meds you're taking really. Also, as you stated even when things are going well we have a day or week here and there that are not as good a lot of thing cause this. very nice post. Stay positive and I hope you continue to feel okay.
Sorry but these old posts throw me and sometimes I can't even figure out who I'm talking to when one pops up on my screen from a year or more ago it gets confusing at times But anything positive is great to have others see. Have a great day. Chuck1957
Hello: chaoskaye. I am on the same medication at 400 mg per day . If you were to ask ten doctors you'll get a different answer on the threshold as far as the highest dose possible. To keep it safe I would not exceed 400mg. I am very tolerant to opioids so I myself take 550 to 600 mg per day. One additional 50 mg pill certainly could not harm you it may cause some insomnia but very little risk of any respiratory depression which physicians are deeply concerned with. Remember it's a schedule 4 drug and it is a synthetic opioid so I feel you're very safe with this drug. As a behavioral scientist I believe you can self direct your care to some degree but always consult your physician if you feel inclined to do so have a great day.
Hello: chaoskaye. I am on the same medication at 400 mg per day . If you were to ask ten doctors you'll get a different answer on the threshold as far as the highest dose possible. To keep it safe I would not exceed 400mg. I am very tolerant to opioids so I myself take 550 to 600 mg per day. One additional 50 mg pill certainly could not harm you it may cause some insomnia but very little risk of any respiratory depression which physicians are deeply concerned with. Remember it's a schedule 4 drug and it is a synthetic opioid so I feel you're very safe with this drug. As a behavioral scientist I believe you can self direct your care to some degree but always consult your physician if you feel inclined to do so have a great day. I apologize one last thing to consider there is a concern about seizures with this drug going over that 4 to 600 mg dosage.
Some individuals choose to take a low dose of a benzodiazepine like Valium in order to raise their seizure threshold.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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