tramadol (Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What brand names are available for tramadol?

Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip

Is tramadol available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for tramadol?

Yes

What are the uses for tramadol?

  • Tramadol is used in the management of moderate to moderately severe pain.
  • Extended release tablets are used for moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require continuous treatment for an extended period.

What are the side effects of tramadol?

Tramadol is generally well tolerated, and side effects are usually transient.

Commonly reported side effects include

Less commonly reported side effects include

Some patients who received tramadol have reported seizures. It may cause serotonin syndrome when combined with other drugs that also increase serotonin (see drug interactions section).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2016

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