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User Reviews for Tramadol Hydrochloride ER

Tramadol Hydrochloride ER has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings on Drugs.com. 22% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Tramadol Hydrochloride ER reviews 5.2 9 reviews

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Rick · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 19, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “I have CIDP [chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy] in my hands with the myelin sheath around the nerves in my finger tips destroyed (nerves are exposed). I also have sensory Neuronopathy with chronic pain in the front of my thighs and lower legs. So yes I'm in a lot of pain. I take Tramadol ER 200mg in the morning and Tramadol 50mg approximately 8 hours later, depending on how much I use my hands and fingers the first 8 hours of my waking hours. Tramadol in both doses works to allowed me to do much more with my hands and fingers while clearly improving my way of life. Neither dose takes the pain away completely but certainly helps makes life bearable. Only side affect I have is constipation which I resolve with a stool softener.”

10 / 10
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Ben January 24, 2019

For Back Pain: “Hey I’m Ben, a college student. I have severe scoliosis in back and need surgery kinda soon :( My doctor prescribed me Tramadol recently due to chronic back pain. I currently take 50 mg three times a day for moderate the pain. Sometimes more. My pain still exists slightly, but my depression is KILLED by the Tramadol :) I feel energetic & motivated compared to before. I don’t seem to mind the back pain even though it’s still noticeable. Tramadol is the ultimate pain relief combo for me. However, I experienced withdrawal symptoms which included vomiting, restless leg syndrome, tiredness, chills, & profuse sweating. Felt like a fever! Tramadol is great when you’re on it, but really hard when you stop. Only other side effect I hated was SEVERE constipation. No joke, worst of my life. In conclusion, Tramadol helped me a lot for my chronic pain, but surprisingly useful for elevating my mood. Would have highly recommended Tramadol if getting off this drug was easier!”

6 / 10
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uglyeric · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 11, 2021

For Chronic Pain: “I take 300mg tramadol ER daily, with low dose norco 500mg/750mg as needed usually twice daily. I have fibromyalgia and other undiagnosed conditions, extreme pain untreated but I can live with these drugs, otherwise its torture. I am so drugged out like a zombie but anything to ease the pain. Life is short enjoy what you can now.”

7 / 10
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Patrick · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 1, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “Tramadol is ineffective for my chronic pain. I've been given six times more Tramadol to replace morphine. Tramadol is a poor substitute for chronic pain relief and copays are more than three times more expensive.”

4 / 10
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sdhm09 · Taken for 10 years or more May 8, 2019

For Pain: “I have basilar migraines for 20 years and I try all other drugs with different MD and finally the neurologist from UCSD put me on Ultram which worked for the basilar migraines and the average of pain is at the very, very lowest now”

10 / 10
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Scully12 · Taken for 10 years or more April 8, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “I was taking 50 mg. of Tramadol 3/day for a total of 150 mg daily with no problem for over 10 years. My new doctor became nervous about prescribing a 3-month supply (270 pills), and switched me over to the 200 mg. Extended-Release formula. I tried it for 2 weeks, and it doesn't work, so I started supplementing it with either Advil or Tylenol. This is definitely not good. I'm now taking a higher dose of Tramadol but have to take additional drugs.”

1 / 10
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MoeJoe104 July 3, 2016

For Back Pain: “The first 3 days I took Tramadol Hcl tablets, 1/2 tablet in the morning, and the other half at night, as per my doctor's orders. They were 50mg. tablets. Had a slight adverse reaction the second time they were prescribed for me, so had to go slow. Most of the pain disappeared for those 3 days. On the fourth day, I took my usual dose-1/2 of a 50mg. tablet with a full glass of water, as usual. Within a few hours, I began to experience some of the side effects listed: nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headaches, itchiness, upset stomach, and lightheadedness. I also had a few extra side effects: constant belching, acid reflux, and shortness of breath. These events lasted for several hours.”

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DHJr. · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 19, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “I have been taking Tramadol ER 100 milligrams 3 times a day for over 6 years I have found out that in the beginning it helped but now as my pain has increased and my disease become more severe it doesn't help at all I have never experienced any side effects other than constipation when I add it with the rest of my meds such as Vicodin to help with the pain. I do realize that when I am taking the Vicodin it does give me the itches other than that I can't say I've experienced any other side effects.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 30, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “Severe headache during dosage - one tablet. Taken at night 10pm. Woken with feeling of anxiousness 2/3am. And hallucinating during this time.”

4 / 10
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