I can tell you this, my vet said it is pretty much the same. My dog was prescribed this, so was I but vet said I could give my dog my tablets if we ran out of her tablets, so I suppose the opposite goes as well, yet, I would think that the cleanliness (at manufacturing plant) of any veterinary medication would NOT be the same as for humans, so I'd be pretty leery of taking my dog's tablets
Hi, when i was working, the surgery i was with dispensed the same Tramadol to pets as you would dispense for humans. I didn't actually realise there was a pet version? Obviously the dosage would be much different. My dog was prescribed it when he was in pain from a gastric carcinoma.
Just a word of caution... if you want to talk your pet's tramadol, then go for it, but PLEASE DO NOT give your pet Tramadol, or ANY OTHER MEDICATION that is prescribed to you without asking your pet's vet first of the medication and the dosage is ok for your pet! Just because the same drug is prescribed for both humans and pets does not mean that they can take the same dose and some medications can be toxic to your pet at certain doses!! Always contact your pet's vet!
It's exactly the same there isn't, so far, a pet version of Tramadol. By the way... just for everyone's FYI... when testing a urine for drugs... Tramadol shows up "asTramadol"! I was shocked, it showed up in my urine screening and I have never taken it before. When I had my screening the "woman" who was supposed to take the sample out of the box in the bathroom of my Dr. Office was to busy flirting with one of the nice looking drug reps and when I put my sample in the box... there were 2 others already in there! So this was a blatant mistake on that "woman's" part, but since this is a pain clinic... they of course did not believe me at all... this time I got a warning! But when testing for Tramadol... it is superficially tested for & it is not the usual routine testing... this is a huge panel test that these clinics usually do once or twice a year!
My reason for asking the same question is price comparison. My vet wants to prescribe my dog 60 Tramadol 50 mg. I haven't picked them up yet so don't know the price. My local pharmacy's price is $46.95 for 60. I believe my vet will be higher. So I would rather by them from the pharmacy I use for my medicine.
Yes, both my dog and I have been prescribed tramadol at different times and the pills that the pharmacy dispensed were identical. Only difference was that my dogs dose was a half of a tablet instead of a whole tablet. I have no problems with you obtaining tramadol for yourself, but please don't use your dogs prescription for personal use. Vets only prescribe tramadol for dogs when they are in a great deal of pain(herniated discs in my dogs back). So please don't allow your dog to suffer because you want to take his/her meds instead of letting your dog have them. Hope this helps.
My vet just perscribed tramadol for my Golden Retriever. It was $10 for 40 of them. You can't buy them at a pharmacy without a prescription. Tramadol is very dangerous drug. Only give to your dog if necessary. My Star is 15 so I'm giving her half of 50mg to start. Praying for all of your babies. If they have to be on this drug they must be in serious pain. God Bless
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