Ingredients in tramadol?
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I want to find the ingredients in Tramadol drugs?
i need to know what ingredients are in the drug Tramadol (Ultram).
Does tramadol have codeine in it?
What is the ingredients in Tramadol
Tramadol is Tramadol (that's the drug, that's what it is), it's in the same class of drug as Tylenol and Asprin. It is a non-narcotic.
what's in Tramadol medication (the ingredients)?
Tramadol is a Non-narcotic pain reliever. Works well for some and not for others (just like all pain meds). I prefer it because it works great for me. Tramadol is the active ingredient and sometimes they put in tylenol with it. If yours is just tramadol and your not allergic to tylenol, you could take a tylenol with it and they seem to work better together than either when used alone.
How can Ultram become a controlled substance when chemically there are no narcotic ingredients?
Yes, it is addictive in some individuals, making the FDA panicky. but i would think the manufacturers of Ultram and tramadol would want to keep it uncontrolled - as Monty Python once complained - "Our sales would plummet!" Not to mention the lifetime users (12 years) who rely on it, and whose GP is not allowed to prescribe controlled substances. This is a terrifying prospect.
Controlled substances do not have to have narcotic ingredients in them. They simply have to be addictive. Or in the case of Pseudoephedrine, it is used to make other drugs. I haven't heard anything about a plan to make Ultram a controlled substance, but I haven't been looking really, either. I hope everything works out for you!
how many tramadol " ultracet " would be considered an overdose. or atleast a lethal overdose?
tramadol apap 37.5 / 325 , i would just like to know what would be fatal or atleast very dangerous. my friend told me he had took 6 of them. is that fatal? and also what are the ingredients in it. and what are they?
Ultracet is 37.5 mg of Tramadol, a mild narcotic, and 325 of acetaminophen.
The acetaminophen in Ultracet is considered an overdose at over 1,000 mg at one time or more than 4,000 mg/day. Doses higher can cause hepatic toxicity. Taking slightly more is rarely a problem if it happens once but tens of thousands have major medical complications from Acetaminophen toxicity and many die.
The Tramadol in the Ultracet has a maximum dose of 100 mg up to four times daily. For some even slightly higher doses can cause massive seizure and rarely serotonin syndrome, especially if taken with stimulants or antidepressants. And seizure is the biggest risk from Tramadol.
But 6 Ultracet is unlikely to cause massive problems from the Tramadol (37.5 mg per tab). Basically your friend has taken double the max dose of Tramadol and acetaminophen. It would be unlikely for major problems to happen if this has NEVER happened. But the Seizure risk is real. And if your friend has epilepsy then a hospital might be considered.
Can I take Herbal Tablets with my meds?
I'm on Venlafaxine, Tramadol Hydrochloride, Diclofenac, Metaclopromide, Pantoprazole, Paracetamol and Iron for various health problems. I know I can't take some herbal pain relief and anti-depressants because of the meds I am on from the docs such as st johns wort as they can conflict with the ingredients in the tablets. I mainly want to reduce my depression and pain.
I really wish that people with absolutely no medical or pharmaceutical training or knowledge would stop answering questions like these, just to get a few points! Take all of your prescribed meds and any herbal remedies and sit down with a pharmacist or your doctor and insist they be reviewed for interactions. I had a patient scheduled for surgery who was specifically asked about all prescription, over-the-counter and herbal meds. She told us about the aspirin she took daily (which we stopped), but neglected to mention the excessive amounts of garlic and ginkgo biloba herbal supplements that she took daily (both are natural blood thinners). She almost bled to death during surgery! Please do not think that you can figure this out yourself, unless you are a licensed physician and/or pharmacist - not with the number of meds you are taking. I congratulate you for asking for assistance. What you don't know can kill you.
Docotor prescribed Tramadol W (Ultram) 50MG for headaches, have a question, please help?
I was just wondering because my docotor did not give me too much insight on what this medication's side effects or effects are, does it you sleepy? I have a headache right now and I work at night so I am debated whether or not take my prescribed dose.. does it hurt your stomach at all? how often can I take it, what are it's main ingredients? does it include codiene or anything that will make me drowsy and I can't work then? I looked over the web but none of it seems to be in plain english to where I could understand it...if someone could help out, would most helpful. thank you
First of all, I am not really certain why you were prescribed tramadol (Ultram) for headaches. It is part opioid agonist and part SNRI. Part of the drug functions like an opiate painkiller (meaning it binds to the opioid receptors, specifically the gamma receptors) in your brain to change the way your brain interprets the pain signal. The idea, is that it will make the brain interpret the signal in such a way that the pain will be reduced or eliminated. The other function is the SNRI aspect. This is a seretonin-norephenephrine re-uptake inhibitor, which is basically in there to serve as a mechanism fpr changing some other aspects of your brain chemistry to help control the way the pain signal is perceived as well as to help reduce some of the negative side effects from typical opiates (tiredness, lethargy, nausea, etc.). The SNRI has a very similar mechanism of action similar to some anti-depressants on the market.
It tends to be used for the treatment of pain associated with other parts of the body, such as joint pain, back pain, etc. Usually severe headaches respond better to a barbituate type drug, or possibly some type of migraine medication. So unless there is something about your personal medical history, I am just a little unsure as to why tramadol was the choice.
As for effects and so forth, well I am a Toxicologist (MD/Ph.D) so, drug compounds are one of my main specialites and on top of that, I do take Tramadol every day for knee pain. I can tell you that everyone will respond to this drug differently. Some people respond to it just as if it were another opiate (Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, etc.) and then some people actually respond to it like they would a stimulant. Then there are those few, like myself, who do not have any negative side effects from a systemic effect. The main issues you have to look for is some tremor in your hands...may make your hands a little unsteady. It is possible you will not get this side effect, however if you stay on it long enough you probably will. The severity will vary though. In many cases if you stay on it long enough your body will adjust to the med and such a symptom will be reduced or eliminated. Another big one is increased risk of seizure, however this is mainly for those patients who are predisposed to seizure disorders, and usually in those cases tramadol is not prescribed anyway. lastly, the withdrawl effects can be very bad. So if you start it and stay on it for a sustained period of time and decide that you just cannot handle taking it anymore, then you will have to be certain to ween off of this drug!
You can try it out, and see how it works for you. It may take a good week to reach good therapuetic levels, so I would see how it goes after taking it for a few weeks. If you have any side effects that are bothersome enough to interfere with your day to day routine, then call your doctor and pharmacist right away to determine what you need to do next-Very imortant that you do that!
I still would suggest speaking with your doctor about alternatives, specifically Butabital with Tylenol. Just my medical opinion from a general standpoint, but like I said, there may be some reason that I am not privy to as to why he or she chose tramadol for your pain control.
It does not contain codeine or any other opiate...just the synthetic opiate component and the SNRI component and that is it. I have a good deal of info so you can email me if you would like and I can give you some more details and break it down better for you if need be.
EDIT: I just noticed another comment that stated this drug was a narcotic antagnonist, and I just want to make it clear, that this drug is not a narcotic antagonist, it is an opioid agonist. These are polar oppisites. Narcotic antagonists are used to counteract the effects of narcotics, such as in the case of an opioid overdose. An example of a narcotic antagonist would be Naloxone.