The dosing guidelines for ConZip vary from person to person, so your healthcare provider will determine your amount based on the severity of your pain, how you respond to the medicine, and various other factors. ConZip comes as an extended-release capsule that is taken once daily. The maximum daily dosage should not exceed 300 mg.
An Introduction to Dosing With ConZipThe dosage of ConZip™ (tramadol ER) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your pain
- How you respond to ConZip
- The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended ConZip Dosage for Pain?If you are switching to ConZip from short-acting tramadol, your healthcare provider will calculate your dosage based on your current dose of tramadol. The total amount of tramadol you currently take per day will be calculated and rounded down to the nearest 100-mg strength. For instance, if you take a total of 250 mg of tramadol per 24 hours, your starting ConZip dosage will be 200 mg once daily. The maximum dose of ConZip is 300 mg once daily.
For people who are not switching from short-acting tramadol, the recommended starting ConZip dosage is 100 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may slowly increase your amount as necessary (by 100 mg every five days), until a maximum of 300 mg daily is reached.
If you are over 65 years of age, your healthcare provider should start you on a low dose of ConZip and increase the amount slowly. If you are over 75 years old, ConZip should be used only with great caution due to the increased risk of side effects.