How strong is tramadol?

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How strong is tramadol?

Postby Laladog » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 pm

Just recently been prescribed this as cocodamol wasn't controlling the pain enough and wasn't agreeing with me. How much stronger is it than Kapake/Solpadol (30/500 cocodamol)?

Also could anyone tell me what the next step up from tramadol is? I'm just curious as I don't know a lot about painkillers. I'm also on Sertraline, Pregabalin, Amitryptiline, paracetamol and ibuprofen. Thank you :-D
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Re: How strong is tramadol?

Postby *Lisa* » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:50 pm

Laladog wrote:
Also could anyone tell me what the next step up from tramadol is? I'm just curious as I don't know a lot about painkillers. I'm also on Sertraline, Pregabalin, Amitryptiline, paracetamol and ibuprofen. Thank you :-D


I would assume the next step up from Tramadol would be Morphine, athough this is a controlled drug.

You could also up the Iburofen to something like Naproxen which is a much stronger anti-inflammatory

Sertraline has different dosages so that can be reviewed, same as the others. So i would assume they may up the other dosages also.
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Re: How strong is tramadol?

Postby Laladog » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks for replying! My first answer to my first question. I take the maximum dosage of sertraline and Pregabalin and 50mg of ami so I don't know how much they can up them
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Re: How strong is tramadol?

Postby perseus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:59 pm

Laladog wrote:

Also could anyone tell me what the next step up from tramadol is?


I take Tapentadol, whose general potency is somewhere between that of tramadol and morphine

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Re: How strong is tramadol?

Postby Laladog » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:23 pm

That's interesting about tapentadol, is it one of the lesser known painkillers?
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Re: How strong is tramadol?

Postby perseus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 am

Probably because it was prescribed by a private pain consultant. GPs can prescribe if the original prescription is instructed by a Consultant, so I have it on NHS prescription now.
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