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Is tramadol hcl 50 mg a narcotic?

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kaismama 18 Sep 2014

It is opiod like, lolol... some states think its a narcotic and the federal government doesn't so far. It can be addicting.

jimmorrison4861 18 Sep 2014

Thanks for the info

Wisdom711 3 Feb 2015

Tramadol (marketed as Ultram, and as generics) is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.[4] When taken as an immediate-release oral formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within about an hour.[5] It has two different mechanisms. First, it binds to the μ-opioid receptor. Second, it inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.[6][7]

DzooBaby 18 Sep 2014

Yes and no. It depends on ones definition of a "narcotic" really. It is not a product of the poppy plant, either naturally derived or a synthetically made alkaloid, but it does act on the opioid receptors in the brain. Most describe tramadol as "opioid-like" because although it is not a true opioid (not being a product of the poppy plant or any of those alkaloids), it does act on those receptors and carries the same addictive properties of opioids and can have the same kinds of withdrawal effects. Tramadol used to not be a controlled substance but in the past few years it has gone on the controlled substances lists in many states (if not all of them now).

kaismama 18 Sep 2014

PA still has some sense, lolol... not on it here.

jimmorrison4861 18 Sep 2014

Thanks for the info

Delila 21 Sep 2014

Hi, it is defined as Narcotic like, a synthetic opiate

jimmorrison4861 21 Sep 2014

Thanks for the info

Wisdom711 3 Feb 2015

It is an opioid!!! Look it up people!!

Delila 3 Feb 2015

What is tramadol?

Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever.

Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

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