Tramadol is the generic name for a prescription pain reliever
COMMON BRAND(S): Ultram
GENERIC NAME(S): Tramadol
Tramadol 50mg is used to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
What are some of the benefits to using a medication like Tramadol?
Tramadol (Ultram) is an inexpensive drug used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Adults (17 years or older): 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain
-For patients not requiring rapid onset of analgesic effect: Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day; titrate in 25 mg increments every 3 days to reach a dose of 25 mg four times a day; thereafter increase by 50 mg as tolerated every 3 days. Maximum dose: 400 mg per day
For Chronic Pain
18 years or older (tramadol-naive): 100 mg orally once a day
-Individually titrate in 100 mg increments every 5 days to an effective dose that minimizes adverse reactions
-Maximum Dose: 300 mg/day
Geriatric Dose for Pain
Dose selection should be cautious generally starting at the low end of the dose range
Over 75 years:
Maximum dose of Immediate-release: 300 mg per day