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Ingredients in Tramadol

Ingredients in Ultram

The ingredients in brand-name Ultram 50 mg tablets include:
  • Tramadol hydrochloride
  • Corn starch
  • Hypromellose
  • Lactose
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Wax.
The inactive ingredients are necessary for various purposes, such as fillers to make the tablet large enough to handle and swallow (50 mg is actually a tiny amount). Other inactive ingredients may be necessary during the manufacturing process, or may serve other purposes (such as making the tablets easier to swallow).

Ingredients in Generic Tramadol

Generic tramadol is made by several different manufacturers, and each generic version can have different inactive ingredients, although they all contain 50 mg of tramadol hydrochloride. As long as the different inactive ingredients do not change the way the body absorbs or handles the medication, this is allowed. However, inactive ingredients can cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities. If you have an allergy to a dye, preservative, or other inactive ingredient commonly used in medications, make sure to check with your pharmacist for the specific inactive ingredients in your particular generic version of tramadol.
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