RDD Center can help free you from Tramadol / Ultram Addiction.
Tramadol/Ultram is an atypical opiate which is a centrally acting analgesic used for treating moderate to severe pain. It is a synthetic agent. Tramadol is available in injectable, intravenous and/or intramuscular and oral preparations. When combined with acetaminophen, it is identified as Ultracet.
Unlike most other opioids, Tramadol/ULTRAM is not considered a controlled substance in many countries (the U.S. and Australia, among others) and is available with a normal prescription. Tramadol is also available over-the-counter without prescription in a few countries. Tramadol is sometimes mistakenly classified as a non-opioid analgesic, because its abuse liability is lower than that of other opioids and because it has multiple mechanisms of action (not only, but including, mu-opioid activity). Tramadol is used to treat moderate and severe pain and most types of neuralgia.
Ultram/Tramadol is often prescribed by physicians that do not realize that this drug is very addicting. It usually alleviates pain, at least to a tolerable level, and it feels safe to take this medication as needed without the worry of dependence. This is where the insidious nature of Ultram is revealed. It turns out, that despite the initial belief that this medication does not pose the risk of dependency, this is unfortunately not the case. Ultram has proven to be one of the most habit-forming and addictive medications on the market. As is the case with opiate drugs, when use is discontinued abruptly, the body reacts by withdrawing in a violent and sometimes dangerous manner.
For those who treat their physical and emotional discomfort with Ultram, withdrawal from this drug is one of the most horrible and unbearable to experience comparable to that of withdrawal from heroin. This is an added factor in continuing use of the drug resulting in the aforementioned drug-seeking behavior usually seen with the opiate medications.
The maximum allowed dosage during a 24-hour time period is 400 milligrams which equates to eight 50mg tablets. Patients are known to abuse Ultram to the extent that they ingest 20 to 30 and more of the 50mg tablets per day.
Many doctors are still not aware of this danger and continue to prescribe without warning to patients of its extreme habit-forming potential. Though some doctors and practices have learned about this through patient experiences and have begun to treat Ultram with the same care and restrictiveness as other opiate pain medications.
Tramadol/Ultram is marketed as an analgesic medication with a weak affinity for the opioid receptor (approximately 1/6th that of morphine)
Call us at 1-866-399-2967 or contact us to learn more about how we can help you overcome Tramadol/Ultram addiction.
Tramadol/Ultram Addiction Effects
The most commonly reported adverse drug reactions are nausea, vomiting and sweating. Drowsiness is reported, although it is less of an issue than for other opioids. Respiratory depression, a common side effect of most opioids, is not clinically significant in normal doses. By itself, it can decrease the seizure threshold. Dosages of coumadin/warfarin may need to be reduced for anticoagulated patients to avoid bleeding complications.
Some controversy exists regarding the dependence liability of tramadol. Grünenthal has promoted it as an opioid with a lower risk of opioid dependence than that of traditional opioids claiming little evidence of such dependence in clinical trials. Despite these claims, it is apparent in community practice that dependence to this agent does occur. Nevertheless, the prescribed information for Ultram warns that tramadol “may induce psychological and physical dependence of the morphine-type”. In addition, there are widespread reports by consumers of extremely difficult withdrawal experiences.
Tramadol/Ultram Addiction FAQs
- How do I know if I am addicted to Tramadol/Ultram?
A.Short-term users may require a detox program in order to successfully discontinue use because of the Tramadol/Ultram’s addictive traits. Addicts typically require higher doses of the drug and experience cravings for Tramadol/Ultram between doses.
- How long does Tramadol/Ultram detox take?
A.The detox process for Tramadol/Ultram varies in length depending on the pattern of typical use and on individual differences. The most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first several days after discontinuing use making it important to seek immediate professional help from trained Tramadol/Ultram-detox professionals.
- Is Tramadol/Ultram-addiction recovery painful?
A.While recovery from Tramadol/Ultram addiction can be painful; the right procedure greatly reduces discomfort. Anesthesia Tramadol/Ultram detox is a procedure that is effective at reducing the pain normally associated with Tramadol/Ultram detox.
- How do I choose a Tramadol/Ultram-detox program?
A.Talking to a trained detox or medical professional is the right first step in choosing the appropriate program. Call us at 1-866-399-2967 or contact us to learn more.
Tramadol/Ultram Withdrawal Symptoms
Tramadol/Ultram withdrawal can be a painful process particularly after heavy use. Symptoms are typically experienced within hours of stopping the use and can last up to several weeks after, depending on the intensity of Tramadol/Ultram use. Symptoms of Tramadol/Ultram withdrawal can include: sweating, malaise, anxiety, depression, cramp-like pains in the muscles, severe muscle and bone aching, leg kicking (kicking the habit), yawning, sneezing, tears, severe and long lasting sleep difficulties (insomnia), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, goose bump skin (cold turkey), cramps, and fever. All of these symptoms, can be quite pronounced causing the patient to experience such intense pain and suffering that a “cold turkey” withdrawal is unbearable, triggering the patient to continue their drug use.
Rapid Anesthesia Tramadol/Ultram Detox
The RDD Method™ for Tramadol/Ultram detoxification under anesthesia is a medical procedure that eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. During the procedure the patient is given medication to relax and then put under light, general anesthesia for approximately 60 minutes. Following the procedure, recovery begins under direct medical supervision.
The patient’s vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications are closely monitored during the detox procedure. In the days that follow, the patient often sleeps more than usual. Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, The RDD Method™ is significantly more effective than other courses of Tramadol/Ultram addiction treatment.
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We never use other replacement addicting opiates often prescribed by physicians and detox centers, such as Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine) or injectable Buprenorphine. These schedule III controlled opiate drugs are routinely and widely used and approved by the FDA for opiate addiction maintenance, like Methadone. Many patients find themselves in the same situation as they were before drug treatment from a doctor or a drug rehabilitation center. We have heard of some in-patient rehab centers also using schedule II controlled liquid Hydrocodone and Dilaudid “cocktails”. Patients soon realize these replacement drugs cause severe withdrawal once they are discharged from these programs. This causes the patient to seek opiates for relief from the severe discomfort of a Buprenorphine withdrawal. The use of these drugs for treatment of opiate addiction is merely switching one opiate drug for another setting the patient up for failure. This does not solve the patient’s drug addiction problem. As use of these drugs become more common, we are seeing a steady increase of requests for an anesthesia detox from patients addicted to Suboxone®/Subutex (Buprenorphine). With RDD’s Naltrexone Therapy used as a pellet/implant, injectable “IM” shot or the oral pill form, the patient stays clean and cravings are eliminated.