Generic Ultram ER
There are currently three available strengths of generic Ultram ER. These tablets are available in 100-mg, 200-mg, and 300-mg strengths. All generic versions are considered equivalent to brand-name Ultram ER.
Is a Generic Version of Ultram ER Available?Ultram® ER (tramadol ER) is a prescription pain medication. Although it is an opioid (morphine-like) analgesic with the potential to be abused, it is not a controlled substance in most states.
Brand-name Ultram ER is made by Biovail Corporation for PriCara, a unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc. Two strengths of Ultram ER are available in generic form.
Generic Ultram ER AvailabilityGeneric Ultram ER is available only in the following two strengths:
- Tramadol ER 100 mg
- Tramadol ER 200 mg
- Tramadol ER 300 mg.
At this time, Par Pharmaceuticals, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and Patriot Pharmaceuticals make generic versions of Ultram ER. The version from Patriot Pharmaceuticals is an "authorized generic." This means that it is actually the real brand-name drug that has been repackaged as a generic.
Is Generic Tramadol ER as Good as Ultram ER?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. The tramadol ER tablets currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Ultram ER.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.