Tramadol Withdrawal



What is Tramadol?

When it was initially approved in 1995, tramadol was not considered an opiate even though its mechanism of action was similar. However, due to all the cases of abuse and addiction, the FDA eventually designated tramadol as a controlled substance in 2014. Compared with other controlled substances however, tramadol has less potential for abuse. Because of this, tramadol is one of the many common treatments for osteoarthritis and other painful conditions.  

How Long Does Tramadol Withdrawal Last?

The onset of withdrawal symptoms roughly starts about thirty- six to seventy- two hours after last use. Symptoms typically last five to eight days. As always, there can be a prolonged withdrawal phase depending on the severity of addiction and depending on individual factors.

The Family MD Specializes in Tramadol Addiction and Withdrawal Treatment

We offer Medication- assisted treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome tramadol addiction and withdrawal. Get started today by scheduling a virtual visit with one of our board- certified doctors. Whether you’re at home, at work, or on lunch break, we’ve got you covered and are here to make recovery easy. Click here to schedule now.  



How it works

It is important to first stop all tramadol use. You must wait until you have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms (generally 12- 72 hours) before taking your first dose of Suboxone. If it is taken too early, it can force you into precipitated withdrawal, which is both very uncomfortable and may be dangerous. Continue as directed by your doctor and that’s it. Generally 95% of our patient’s do not have any withdrawal symptoms after the first 3-5 days of starting Suboxone. You may also request additional medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms so that you can continue with your day to day activities (work, school, etc) without skipping a beat .TRAMADOL