is any my diabetic friends heard of this pill “ Tramadol Hcl 50 Mg?

By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-06-11 19:45:09 -0500
Started 2013-04-17 01:47:34 -0500

My medical gave me it for pain, i take 1 tablet every 8 Hours as needed for pain. Tinkerbell54

13 replies

lorider70 2013-06-11 19:45:09 -0500 Report

I have been taking one 50mg tablet a day for arthritis and neuropathic pain and while it does take the edge off a little bit, I don't want to increase the doseage since it can be somewhat addictive. Been on it for approx. one year.

margokittycat 2013-04-23 23:21:21 -0500 Report

I have heard of it and have taken it in the past. Is there omething specific you are wanting to know about it? I am a certified Pharmacy techncian.

tinkerbell54 2013-04-22 16:01:43 -0500 Report

I have found that it does make the pain go away but it does make me sleepy. i take every 8 hours or when i NEED it for pain. Tinkerbell54

Lizardfan 2013-04-22 09:43:36 -0500 Report

I use Tramadol for my painful joints and degenerative disc disease, but with caution. Tramadol CAN be addictive, lots of patients have gotten addicted to it not realizing it. I only take it when I have to have pain relief, I have no addiction issues but I am very aware when it comes to medications. Just be aware and research every drug is my motto!

rmklaus 2013-04-18 22:12:13 -0500 Report

I take 2 every 6 hours for my knee pain. I have been on them for over a year now and no problems yet. Good luck. FYI I get the brand name Ultram

katcot2152 2013-04-18 19:20:32 -0500 Report

When I had the open heart surgery 2 years ago, they had put me on Percocet (sp) but that knocked me out. I asked them to try tramadol (the brand name is Ultram) and that took care of the pain without knocking me out - as long as they gave it to me on schedule it would bring the pain from a 10+ down to 2 or 3. If they didn't give it to me on schedule and there were a few times I had asked for it and the nurse never got the message so the pain would escalate back up to a 9 or 10. Thus it took longer for it to kick in! Finally I had to complain to the surgeon when he came to check on me - that was the end of the delays!!! But truthfully, I was very surprised it worked on such horrific pain. I am on tramadol and cyclobenziprine to manage my fibromyalgia flareups - and truthfull, it worked better on the open heart surgery.

Rick719 2013-04-18 18:38:02 -0500 Report

I was on Tramadol several years ago. It seemed to give moderate help for a short time, but soon seemed to lose its effectiveness for me. My main problem with it was that it made me extremely sleepy. I don't know, however, if those are the results with everyone who take it.

smlwndrchar 2013-04-18 16:35:43 -0500 Report

I take that medicine but only as needed-I have arthritis inmy back and exercize every day in the pool so the back feels much better so I only take it when I need it. I do feel that it is no good if the pain is really bad.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-17 19:24:19 -0500 Report

My vascular surgeon prescribed Tramadol after the vein ablations. I took three over a 24 hour period before I figured out the extreme dizziness I had was from Tramadol and not the after effects of the anesthesia. Threw out the rest of the bottle after it expired.

smurfysuzi 2013-04-17 19:14:43 -0500 Report

I was prescribed tramadol last summer for a really horrible sunburn. It helped ease the pain without completely knocking me out which is what Vicodin does. I didn't use it all and occasionally take one for my migraines, because it eases the pain enough so that I can go to sleep naturally which is what really gets rid of my migraines.
The only side effects that I've encountered from Tramadol is an upset stomach.

Harlen 2013-04-17 13:07:33 -0500 Report

It man work to well ??
I had to quit taking it ,I would burn my self when cooking and not know it.
Be safe

jayabee52 2013-04-17 04:47:16 -0500 Report

Howdy Tink,

I lost a good female friend around Thanksgiving or 2010 because she got a perforation in her stomach which perforated her pancreatic artery as well. She bled out after having 2 complete changes of blood pumped into her. I believe it was Tramadol which she taking for pain from a drunk driver hitting her.

I myself had been given a bleeding ulcer from a medication which had aspirin as a component (Aggrenox) to keep my blood from clotting. That same weekend she died, I ended up in the hospital with what turned out to be a bleeding duodenal ulcer. I was researching that question of why, when I read in a foot note that Tramadol was implicated in stomach perforations.

I had attended my middle son's wedding with Suzannnie as my friend, and she was complaining of stomach pain at that time about 1 month before her death. I had no idea at that time why she would be having those pains. But all the while she was downing the tamadol kinda like candy (in my opinion). Was the tramadol burrowing through her stomach at that time and she was trying to cover the pain with more tramadol?

Tramadol is clasified as a NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug) along with Aspirin and a few other common OTC "pain killers". I wrote a discussion on the dangers of NSAIDs not long after SuzAnnie died. Should you wish you may read it here ~

So what to do? Take the medication EXACTLY as prescribed. And be aware of stomach pain, and if the Tramadol causes stomach pain, get to the Dr and get that med changed to something else.

Please read this from, paying particular attention to the "Possible Side Effects" here ~

Praying for a healthier and safer YOU!

James Baker

katcot2152 2013-04-18 20:51:20 -0500 Report

ULTRAM(Tramadol) tablets contain 50 mg of tramadol hydrochloride and are white in color. Inactive ingredients in the tablet are corn starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide and wax.
MA for neurologists

Tramadol hydrochloride is a centrally acting synthetic analgesic used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, restless legs syndrome, motor neurone disease and fibromyalgia. It was launched and marketed as Tramal by the German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in 1977.

Drug Classes: Opioid · Analgesic

May Treat: Pain

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