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Tramadol 100 mg

A healthcare provider may prescribe tramadol 100 mg tablets to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. However, the dose of tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
 
People are typically started with a low dosage of tramadol, such as 25 mg (half a tablet) once daily in the morning. Every three days, another 25-mg dose can be added until you are taking 25 mg four times a day. At that point, your healthcare provider may increase your dose by up to 50 mg per day every three days until a dose of 50 mg four times a daily is reached. Finally, your healthcare provider may then suggest a dose such as tramadol 50 mg to 100 mg every four to six hours as needed for pain, up to a maximum of 400 mg total per day.
 
In some situations, when rapid pain relief is necessary, your healthcare provider might recommend starting with the full tramadol dose (tramadol 50 mg to tramadol 100 mg every four to six hours as needed for pain, up to a maximum of 400 mg total per day). However, be aware that starting with the full dose increases your risk for bothersome or intolerable tramadol side effects.
 
(Click Tramadol Dosage for more information on using tramadol 100 mg to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. This article also discusses tips on effectively using the medication, as well as factors that may affect your dosage.)
 
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