i am prescribed to take up to(4) 50mg Tramadol's a day if needed. i have 50 count in the bottle. take 1 every (4-6hrs) as needed for severe pain. i got them aug 27th when do i have them refilled? are they bad to take?
At 4 tablets a day, 50 tablets will last you about 12-13 days. You could probably get them refilled on 9/8 or 9/9. They are not true opioids because they dont derive from the poppy, neither natural alkaloids or synthetic alkaloids, but they DO act on opioid receptors in the brain which can make them just as addictive as opioids. They are actually more closely related chemically to an antidepressant and they do have mild antidepressant properties. They are considered "opioid-like". They can be habit forming and they can cause withdrawals when you stop taking them suddenly after taking them a while. They are no better or worse than any pain medication. All medicines have some side effects. In fact, one of the most toxic drugs for your liver is one many people take regularly and never think anything of it and that is Tylenol (acetaminophen or paracetamol). Most people consider Tylenol safe, and it is, when taken correctly. Tramadol is like any medicine.
It can be both good and bad but it is relatively safe when taken as directed. Do not take more or more often than recommended and if you take for a period of time, taper down before you quit to avoid unpleasant withdrawals.
Hi, kagene! If you take the maximum 4 tablets a day, you have about a 12 day supply ~ or 2wks more or less. So you'd be able to refill your script Saturday the 7th or Monday the 9th.
Tramadol isn't bad to take if you need it for your pain. It's not a narcotic, so it's not addictive, but it can become habit-forming and you may develop a tolerance for it after a while (one tablet used to ease your pain, now not so much). You really should take it only when you feel you really need it. Don't take 4 a day if you can get by comfortably on 2 or 3.
BTW, don't take any over-the-counter cold/allergy medications, sleeping pills, or pain relievers like Motrin or aspirin without your doctor's okay ~ AND DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR TAKE STREET DRUGS!
Write back if you need more help ~ we're all here for you!
Best wishes, WCV
You should be able to fill it any time now. Some people are going to come on here and tell you don't take them, they are horribly addicting. For some they are, those who habitually took too much of it. I've been on it 100 mg every 6 hrs for 10+ yrs, and can stop it at anytime without a problem. I have never taken more then was prescribed, and I never took it to get high. I have found that you can't just take it as needed, you have to take it regularly in order for it to work. There is an extended release form that works better, but its very expensive.
Hi, regarding your question, are they bad to take, when you start taking them, you may experience side effects such as nausea, lethargy and a change in sleep patterns, but you should soon get over this. Please be careful not to exceed the recommended dose. People have had problems with addiction/dependency to this medication
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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