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  • 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.

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SIDE EFFECTS: 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).

Abrupt withdrawal of tramadol may result in:

Tramadol can cause psychological or physical dependence similar to other narcotics. Tramadol is a schedule IV medication on the federal list of controlled substances.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • Tablets (immediate release): 50 mg.
  • Tablets (extended release): 100, 200, and 300 mg.
  • Capsule (extended release): 100, 200, 300 mg.

STORAGE: Tramadol should be store at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F). It should be stored in a sealed container.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015

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