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Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults (age 16 and older). The drug works by affecting the central nervous system and by allowing certain chemicals to stay in the brain for a longer time. In order for tramadol to work properly, you must take it as prescribed. Typically, it is taken by mouth every four to six hours as needed for pain. Although tramadol was originally marketed as a pain medication with little potential for abuse, research has shown that it works in a similar manner as morphine and does have a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse.
(Click Tramadol for more information on how this medication works, guidelines for when and how to take it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)