It is legal to buy tramadol (Ultram) online from licensed pharmacies. However, it is important to look for a legitimate pharmacy that is part of the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites. It is unlikely that any online pharmacy claiming to have "cheap tramadol" or "tramadol COD" is legitimate. Also, when buying tramadol online, legitimate pharmacies will not sell this drug without a prescription.
Tramadol is an opioid (morphine-like) medication and may be abused. It is now classified as a controlled substance under federal laws in the United States. Because it is a controlled substance, it may be harder for people to buy tramadol online illegally, compared to other opioid pain medications.
Legitimate Online Tramadol
Tramadol can be obtained legally from online pharmacies. First, you need a legitimate prescription from a legitimate prescriber (such as a physician). This means that you must have face-to-face contact and a legitimate medical relationship with your prescriber. After that, you can buy tramadol from any licensed pharmacy, including legitimate Internet pharmacies. If a pharmacy does not require a legitimate prescription, this is a huge warning flag that the pharmacy is not legitimate. The best way to know if an online pharmacy is legitimate is to make sure that it is one of the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites™ (VIPPS®). In addition, any site that advertises "cheap tramadol," "cheap Ultram," "low price tramadol," or "tramadol COD" (collect on delivery), is unlikely to be a legitimate pharmacy.
Of course, you can also buy tramadol at your local pharmacy. Either way, make sure your pharmacist (including your online pharmacist) has a complete list of all the medications you are taking and any medical conditions you may have.
U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control. Drugs and chemicals of concern: tramadol (9/2008). DEA Web site. Available at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugs_concern/tramadol.htm. Accessed December 16, 2008.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Schedules of controlled substances: placement of tramadol into Schedule IV (July 2, 2014). DEA Web site. Available at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0702.htm. Accessed September 21, 2014.
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