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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

733 Ratings with 520 User Reviews

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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."

   
1.0

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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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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"Took tramadol for 15 years for a ruptured disk ,I had sooo much pain the last three weeks I was considering suicide !!!! These were all of my symptoms Face swollen some mornings Hands swollen. Feet itch, bruise easily, lack of concentration, memory problems, hair loss Neck aches at base of skull Bad headaches And head itches Weight gain, Dry skin dry hair Cold intolerance,Lack of energy Muscle cramps / burning Loud Ringing in both ears Neck feels like I am choking Running into things a lot Dizzy almost pass out do black out about once a year or so Blurry vision ,Can't take deep breath in ,Hurts my insides to process food ! Had blood test said thyroid was not working. STOPPED taking tramadol and 24 hrs later ALL symptoms are GONE!!!!"

   
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Damnifeelgood April 11, 2017

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"Tramadol used on top of my Fioricet, or Midrin. For head ache was somewhat effective. Used when the pain of the head ache has reached a point where I'm on the verge of nausea, and vomiting, once the other baseline abortives have failed. When used with the Fioricet/Codeine it works quite well, at knocking it out, otherwise just Tramadol even at doses of 200mg is only a dent in the pain."

   
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docday93 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2017

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"I was prescribed Tramadol because I couldn't tolerate other pain meds with codeine or Tylenol. Tramadol is great until you run out. I have taken this drug for approximately 7 years now. I wish I'd never started it. It's just been a roller coaster for me it helps me feel better, but does zero for the pain & then you build a tolerance up & it just gets worse from there. I've had withdrawals from this a few times. I've never had such horrible withdrawals as with this med, sneezing, coughing, hot, cold, chills, sweats, restless, depressed & irritable to name a few with lethargy. I am due for a refill tomorrow I'm not picking it up. It's really hard right now, but going through this agony isn't an option again."

   
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Fizzypop March 29, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol): "Took severe pain away. Hand and neck arthritis. Take with 2 Tylenol or ibuprofen every other dose for best relief. Brand name ultram 50 mg every 5-6 hrs if needed. For me, took most pain away! Better than vicodin and not sure why but so happy I have it. Cons: occasional nausea and big time constipation-take with laxative or colace. I started pill slowly- two 25mg per day over period of a week and worked up to 50 3 x per day over 3 weeks."

   
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Ksattie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017

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"dry eyes, runny nose, cramps both forearms into hands neck cramps rt arm going numb on and off constipation " loopy" thoughts slow reaction"

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

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"I have chronic Lumbar pain...residual after a surgical procedure. Without worthwhile pain management, acute...like a 7 out of 10, worse on some days. I have above average tolerance for pain. My doctor believes that what I call a 5 or 6 would probably incapacitate the average person. I have been prescribed the whole gamut, from the steroid series every 9 months to Oxycontin. The injections were a waste. The various opioids just made me stoned. I could still feel the pain, I simply didn't give a damn. When I first used Tramadol (Ultram), 50mg, about 40 minutes later I notices two significant facts; I was NOT stoned. And I was NOT in pain. I have been using 50mg, 4 X daily since 2012 - no side effects, no pain. BONUS!"

   
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Happy_Camper (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 22, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol): "This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well."

   
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Crazylady308 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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