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    guenza is offline New Member
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    is ultram the same as vicodin. my dr switched me and i was curious if its the same kind of drug. thanx

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    It's not exactly the same, but it's very similar.

    Ultram has been marketed as a non-narcotic pain reliever, unlike vicodin. Both are opioid medications, which means that both can cause euphoria and both cause dependence over time. Many of the other side effects are also similar.

    Ultram is somewhat different in that it also contains an anti-depressant, which effects serotonin and norephinephrine levels in the brain.

    The thing for a patient and consumer like yourself to know is that Ultram has been marketed as a pain reliever that does not carry the same risk of addiction as drugs like vicodin...and that is FALSE. Unfortunately, many doctors are unaware of this fact, but there are more and more cases of people becoming hooked on Ultram, just as with any other opioid. There are a few threads on this board about people fighting Ultram (tramadol) addiction, and you'll see it's not a pretty picture. Some states and countries have now begun regulating tramadol as a controlled substance.

    So my advice is to stay alert to any signs of growing dependence, just as you would if you were taking vicodin. I am afraid I have abused both drugs, and in my opinion they are equally dangerous from an addiction standpoint.

    I hope you don't have to be on pain meds for very long!

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    Ultram is far less addictive than Vicodin and it is also less affective on Pain. But if you take a 25mg. Diphenhydramine pill and a 200mg. Advil Liquigel with it the effect of the Ultram will be Greatly Intensified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjustashotaway View Post
    Ultram is far less addictive than Vicodin and it is also less affective on Pain. But if you take a 25mg. Diphenhydramine pill and a 200mg. Advil Liquigel with it the effect of the Ultram will be Greatly Intensified.
    In my experience, and that of many others, Ultram is NO LESS ADDICTIVE than vicodin. In fact, lots of people find it even harder to get off, because of its anti-depressant effect. Caution is advised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaisieC View Post
    In my experience, and that of many others, cialis is NO LESS ADDICTIVE than viagra. In fact, lots of people find it even harder to get off, because of its anti-depressant effect. Caution is advised.
    Certain? help me please

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