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How strong is tramadol?

mg for mg hydrocodone (vicodin, etc) is 6 times stronger the tramadol, oxycodone is about 18x, and like Dave said codeine is the same strength as trams mg/mg.

How effective is tramadol compared to hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is also partially synthetic. Tramadol is completely synthetic. Though hydrocodone is more potent than tramadol, in their usual doses, both these drugs are less potent that other opiates like morphine or Fentanyl

This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain.

. This means their potential for addiction and withdrawal is lower, but is still a risk.

Who should not take tramadol? Tramadol should not be taken by people who have had seizures, brain or spinal infections, head injuries, brain tumors, strokes, depression, diabetes, breathing problems, and/or lung, kidney or liver diseases. Tramadol’s manufacturer specifies the drug should not be used by people with histories of alcoholism,…

Is tramadol better than hydrocodone? Tramadol is considered to be more effective than codeine and less effective than hydrocodone for acute pain. Tramadol has been tested for use in posttraumatic stress syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and antidepressant withdrawal syndrome, and may be prescribed that way in the future.

What are the bad side effects of tramadol? In Summary. Commonly reported side effects of tramadol include: pruritus, agitation, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, hallucination, nausea, tremor, vomiting, and diaphoresis. Other side effects include: insomnia.