I read in one of the comments from a user that tramadol is now considered a narcotic although the web site says different. So which is it? Do I need to worry about developing a dependency?
First off, the drug classification really has nothing to do with dependency. Many people abuse and/or are addicted to Tramadol, which as far as I know is still a synthetic. It is just as easy to abuse as Vicodin and a lot less controlled.
If it's prescribed and you follow the instructions on the label you should be safe. Different folks consider there to be a difference between dependence and addiction, one meaning you need it the other meaning you can't live without it. Hope this helps.
Balbanese is correct, it can be addictive if abused or used incorrectly. It is a narcotic-like synthetic and only a controlled substance in a very few states. Should you use it for a prolonged period, please get your Dr to help you taper off as abruptly stopping it can cause seizures and withdrawal. Tapering will allow a safe transition.
Many people use Ultram with great success and no problems. Just follow your doctor's orders. Hope this helps.
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