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Monday, October 25, 2010 Nigel, Community Member, asks

Q: How Long Does Tramadol Stay In Your System?


I've been on Tramadol for about 6 weeks following severe sciatica. As a 54 year old and never having taken 'drugs' in my life, I was suprised to notice a feeling of well-being, despite the sciatic pain. About 4 weeks into the treatment I remembered to read up on Tramadol and was completely horrified by my discoveries. I immediately reduced the dose by half (1 every 6 hours to 1 every 12 hours) and 3 days ago, stopped it completely. Not suprisingly, I don't feel very well and have many of the symptons that I read of on web sites devoted to these concerns. I can put up with this as I am determined to rid myself of even the faintest hint of addiction to this medication. My question is though, how long does the Tramadol stay in the system because I would like to help combat headaches and general malaise that are some of the signs of withdrawal, without causing further complications with incompatible over-the-counter pain killers?

Your comments would be greatly appreciated,



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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
10/25/10 8:12pm

Tramadol should be out of your system within 48 hrs.  If you have any questions or concerns about what over-the-counter pain reliever might be the most helpful for you in this situation, don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist. 

lisa, Community Member
3/10/11 7:01pm

HI, i started taking tremedol 50mg for pain about 6 months ago, and i think i take to much of it. Im 37 years old and just found out im pregnant, i cut down to two a day, (one in the morning and one before bed). when i don't take it i get all the ugle withdrawls, and my question is... if i stop taking it for a few days will i get over the withdrawl stage? Because im afraid i might hurt my unborn baby. Please help me!!!

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By Nigel, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/19/14, First Published: 10/25/10