Your healthcare provider will recommend a starting dose of Ultram based on several factors, such as your age, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you may have. Most people generally start with a low dosage (such as Ultram 25 mg once daily in the morning). Your healthcare provider may then slowly increase your dosage up to a maximum of 400 mg total per day.
An Introduction to Dosing With UltramThe dose of Ultram® (tramadol hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Ultram
- Your age
- 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 instructs you to do so.
Ultram Dosage for PainMost people are advised to start with a low dosage of Ultram, 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 Ultram 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 Ultram 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 Ultram dose (50 mg 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 dose increases your risk for bothersome or intolerable Ultram side effects.