I've been taking tramadol APO tablets and just received my new prescription, which is for AN627 tramadol. The AN627 tramadol doesn't seem to be working as well. Are they the same drug?
Both tablets are generic tramadol made by different companies. The tramadol with the APO is made by Apotex Corp. while the AN627 is made by Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Since the generic of a medication can vary from the brand name by as much as plus or minus 20%, there can be a fairly significant difference between different generics. Here's an article that explains it in more detail: Brand Name vs. Generic: Are They Really the Same?
Ask your pharmacist if he/she can get the one that works better for you. If not, you might try another pharmacy. Good luck!
P.S. Here are some other links that you might find helpful:
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I am not sure what apo ultram is but the tablet AN627 is for sure ultram