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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Larapam SR, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, ...show all 18 brand names

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Tramadol Rating Summary

6.5/10 Average Rating

740 Ratings with 527 User Reviews

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"This works well for me IF I take it with aspirin and tylenol. By itself, it does little - it would not be worth getting. It also helps with sinus and/or migraines, again, only coupling it with aspirin and tylenol. I have never had any of the "interesting" side effects that people describe, nor addiction. I use it when I need it. I can't help but think that the "druggies" (as someone else put it - pretty good descriptor) just THINK this stuff acts like a narcotic, and voila, placebo effect. I just had to get a newly state mandated drug screen for this med. I was squeaky clean, but also got a bill for $911 from the lab for the screen. Thanks, druggies, for making it exceedingly difficult & expensive for those of us who are legitimate."

   
8.0

Back pain / narrowed disc (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 31, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol): "I was prescribed this for a tooth infection. It did nothing to help elevate pain except when I added Tylenol and ibuprofen. I was also taking antibiotics at the time. Since I had to combine so many medications it would not be fair to discuss side effects. I hope this medicine works better for others."

   
1.0

Winchester Jenn August 27, 2017

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"My doctor prescribed Tramadol because I am allergic to other types of pain medication and he believes doctors are treated like criminals if they prescribe Vicodin. I've taken Vicodin before, after surgery, and it works, but Tramadol barely touches my pain. It does, however, make my head feel foggy and my vision blurry. Tramadol also makes me extremely tired and weak feeling--like I could sleep every day away. Vicodin, however, helps relieve pain, gives me energy, and actually lifts my mood. Strange. I am about to have 3 surgeries, so I have scheduled an appointment with a pain management doctor hoping she will be more knowledgeable and helpful. It's a shame that doctors can't prescribe what they know will work due to the addiction epidemic"

   
2.0

Suesea (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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"PLEASE PLEASE READ !!! I was prescribed the medicine a few years ago... JUST now found that I could leave a review ~ After q while ... I guess after the medicine got into my system at a certain level... I STARTING HAVING.. SEIZURES.. NOT REGULAR ONES... but one sooo BAD that I would have to have CPR... I would be "OUT" for approx. 45 minutes!!! I would take my medicine and about 30 minutes later I'd "awaken" with Paramedics SURROUNDING ...NOT HAVING A CLUE WHY.... AND LYING IN MY OWN HUGE PUDDLE OF URINE... THE NEXT DAY I'D FIND BRUISES in the ODDEST places ! Like on the INSIDE OF MY UPPER ARMS AND ON MY FEET AND EVERY WHERE! And I would have simply been walking in an isle of a Vitamin Shoppe or sitting under a dryer at a Hair Salon."

   
1.0

RTSJ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 14, 2017

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"Started tramadol years ago as an add on medicine with Vicoden (Hydrocodone) from a car accident shoulder injury. I stopped taking it because the Vicoden did the job. Then doc told me that new prescribing procedures advised against taking tramadol with vicoden. I switched to Tramadol only 100 mg and it works and lasts longer than Vicoden or even Percocet and I have more energy and I also have chronic depression and anxiety and Tramadol does make that go away. It is an unusual drug and seems to work well for some and not good for others. I suppose some people lack the enzyme to convert or metabolize Tramadol in to the more effective O-desmetthyltramadol also known as (Nucynta) so it doesn't work for them. Well. Have a nice day. No pain."

   
9.0

sklawz1 August 9, 2017

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"Not at all able to hold chronic pain back, at all. An ER Dr said who ever prescribed it was wrong because it does not help, at all, for Sickle Cell Disease."

   
1.0

Ysomuchpain (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2017

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"This medicine does not work for pain whatsoever. It's like something docs give to trick you into thinking you're taking pain meds. IDK what's in it. It does not work. Thanks druggies, for making it hard for people that are actually in pain short term to get effective meds."

   
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Ughhhhh August 3, 2017

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"I've been prescribed tramadol more than once over the years and in my experience it is very ineffective. Ibuprofen and acetominophen both work much better and they both cost a lot less."

   
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TJ82 July 24, 2017

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"Completely useless. I was given 5mg Oxycodone and 50mg Tramadol after a total hip replacement. The Oxycodone was 1-3 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed and the Tramadol was 1 tablet every 8 hours. After a month, I decided to wean off the Oxycodone and reduced it to 1 tablet a day (in the morning). I figured I could rely on the Tramadol to pick up the slack. I was wrong. The Tramadol does absolutely nothing for pain. I tried doubling the dose. Nothing. I tried tripling the dose. Nothing. I'm not going to take 4. If my surgeon won't refill the Oxycodone, I'll switch to ibuprofen and tough it out, but I'll never take Tramadol again."

   
1.0

GonzoDon July 18, 2017

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"I have been taking this pill for 3 years only 2 pills a day it doesn't do any thing for pain I take just to feel normal and do stuff I just found out I'm 3 weeks pregnant I'm trying to get off it. Maannn it's so hard, feeling no energy, sick, sneezing, every inch in my body hurt specially my legs, my heart beating crazy and mix of pregnancy/ withdrawal depression I wish I never start it it's a nasty pill stay away from it ."

   
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Liyana05 July 18, 2017

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"I was put on tramadol 100mg SR about 9 months ago for a very painful hip bursa and thin tendons. I was too afraid to get a cortisone injection. It made me feel strange at first and bad headaches. I already suffer depression and it seemed to help me out there as well as soothing my pain. I had no idea it was addictive. I have read so many horror stories about this drug that I don't want it anymore. I'm now taking myself off it slowly. I was only taking one tablet each morning and sometimes one at night if the pain was bad. I've started taking one every other day and my lord even that is so noticeable. Now I'm in pain and also very highly strung, I'm going to build it so I can go more days without it until I'm off it. Please think very hard before taking."

   
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Fatvegan67 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 17, 2017

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"I'd like say there are many misinformed people here. Tramadol DOES help all kinds of pain. Tramadol is an opioid, it attaches to the same receptors Oxycodone does, and it's a PRODRUG -- meaning it must metabolize via CYP2D6 liver enzyme to work. Once it's converted over, it turns into M1 aka o-deso (for short) which is 6-10 times more potent than Tramadol, where it's real pain relief comes from. So People giving it 1 star? They are lacking proper metabolism OR they are taking a P2D6 inhibitor (some antiacids, like tagament), grapefruit juice, among others. A 50mg Tramadol tablet in studies has SUPERIOR pain relief to 40mg codeine+300mg Tyneol, and also showed the same pain relief as 5 to 7.5mg of Oxycodone. It works for pain..."

   
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Informed person (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 12, 2017

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"It doesn't take the pain completely away, but it makes life tolerable. I can at least walk my dog and work while on it. It also does a pretty decent job controlling my depression that has come from having chronic pain. Only side effect so far is slight constipation, but I'll take that everyday as opposed to the ridiculous pain I was in. Thank you Tramadol."

   
9.0

Walnutt (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2017

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"Both my boyfriend and I have taken this after a car accident and it does nothing for pain and gave him withdrawals and gave both of us disturbing nightmares."

   
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jac24 June 18, 2017

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"As a person that took this medicine for approximately 2 years, leave this stuff alone! I started using this medicine after having pain from ulcers. When I first started using this medicine, oh man the feeling! I was in my early 20’s. I felt above the world, so much energy, I lost weight, I could literally having sex for hours upon hours. So being in college at the time and taking this, all I can say is OH MAN =D!!! But one night I got really depressed, like depressed as if my parents died level of depressed and my mom called my PCP. To make a long story short, I was told to wean myself off of this medicine. I took it a step further and stopped completely. It took approximately 5 to 7 days for the W/D symptoms to stop."

Edwardawg June 18, 2017

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"sucks enough said"

   
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Al D (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2017

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"This drug should be taken out of the market asap before it harms more people. Grandma had a not so serious fractured pelvis and was given this by the hospital. She vomited everyday after meals and became confused mentally, like hallucinating. She became withdrawn and weak. We consulted a private doctor and he told us to stop taking this drug because many patients experienced similar side effects. This drug also does not seem to help to ease the pain of grandma."

GrandmaFam (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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"Absolutely useless! I was prescribed this after having knee surgery (miniscus) @ 1 every 6 hours, 50mg. After the anaesthesia wore off and I ad already taken my first dose of this is was in a lot of pain. I stuck to the prescription anyway. I didn't sleep at all and was up until 4pm the next day when I finally took 600mg of ibuprofen which did 10 times more than this garbage. I have given up on this "pain reliever" and an sticking to ibuprofen. If I could rate this drug other than the scale given I would rate it a -10."

   
1.0

Mitro17 (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2017

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"Worthless for pain."

   
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jen0830 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 5, 2017

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"I was given tramadol for back pain. It does not do much for the back pain but I noticed that is sure did something for my energy level and focus ability I have chronic fatigue I have severe fatigue all the time no matter how little or how much rest I get. I find that taking 100 mg of Tramadol when I get up and a 50 mg around 2 pm keeps me focused and feeling like a normal human being who can get normal human being things done all day. I explained this to my doctor and she now has stopped prescribing it to me because I am not using it for what she gave it to me for. I am so mad. I feel like a scolded child. I am a 45 year old woman who found something that worked for the condition that was depressing me to say the least because I was so tired just moving around"

   
8.0

Kyzomat (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2017

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"This was like a worthless sugar pill. Does nothing for severe back and foot pain."

   
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Newmoonmichelle (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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"I have arthritis and take tramadol 50mg it does absolutely nothing to relieve the pain in my hip or back. Doesn't help with neuropathy either. It seems to be a placebo fake med. I have real pain not fake pain. I can't go shopping or do anything I enjoy because of the pain. What kind of life is this?"

   
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krysd May 29, 2017

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"This is like eating candy. Did nothing."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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"Was prescribed for pain related to colon cancer. Not taking any other meds yet. It arrived at 3pm today, took two 50mg tablets. Within 20 minutes the pain was gone, within an hour I was high as a kite. Couldn't focus, but felt good. Went to bed at about 6:30pm (I work grave yard shift), woke up at 10:30 with the worst headache ever, and very dizzy. At about 11:00 on my 5 minute drive to work I had to pull over due to dizziness and nausea. Ended up dry heaving on the side of the road for a few minutes. Started sweating profusely. Finally got to work, still dizzy. Can't focus on my work, and having trouble getting my eyes to focus..... 12:08, had to stop typing halfway through last sentence to run to the bathroom to vomit... Will not take more."

   
3.0

Ohh my head April 28, 2017

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Tramedo (tramadol): "I have been taking Tramadol capsules for 6 months, deal with severe pain from torn tendons, both ankle and shoulder. Main purpose to help me get a reasonable night's sleep. Two capsules of 50mg taken 7pm have been very successful. There have been no side effects, I have been very satisfied with results. 14 days ago my chemist gave me Tramedo, 50mg capsules, as he did not have Tramadol in stock.... said they were the same. For the first time ever, I accepted replacement product. After 10 days, have been sleeping well past normal wake time, been very tired during rest of day, gasto problems, have had bruising (?) in the circles under my eyes that looked like blood blisters, and poorer vision. The supplying company have not returned my call"

   
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Reggie Blue April 21, 2017

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