Orally Disintegrating Tramadol Dosage

Your healthcare provider will take many factors into account when determining your dose of orally disintegrating tramadol, including your current medications, the severity of your pain, and other medical conditions you have. In most cases, dosing is low to begin with, such as 50 mg a day. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount gradually in order to prevent side effects.

An Introduction to Dosing With Orally Disintegrating Tramadol

This medication is no longer available, as it has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Other tramadol products are still available. 
 
The dose of orally disintegrating tramadol (Rybix™ ODT) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
  • The severity of your pain
  • How you respond to orally disintegrating tramadol
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Orally Disintegrating Tramadol Dosage for Pain

Most people are advised to start with a low dose of orally disintegrating tramadol, such as 50 mg once daily. Every three days, another 50 mg can be added until you are taking 50 mg four times a day. At that point, your healthcare provider may recommend taking 50 to 100 mg every four to six hours as needed, not to exceed 400 mg total per day.
 
In some situations when rapid pain relief is necessary, your healthcare provider might recommend starting with the full dose (50 to 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 orally disintegrating tramadol dose increases your risk for bothersome or intolerable side effects.
 
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