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Extended-Release Tramadol Approved for Chronic Pain

By January 8, 2009

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NEWSBRIEF: A drug called Ryzolt (tramadol HCI extended release tablets) is now FDA approved. Ryzolt is for around-the-clock management of chronic pain that is moderate or moderately severe.

While Ryzolt isn't specifically aimed at the fibromyalgia market, regular tramadol (Ultram) is widely prescribed (off label) for fibromyalgia pain. Ryzolt may be an option for those who take tramadol multiple times per day.

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July 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm
(1) JoAnn Hutt says:

Is there a possibility that Tramadol (slow release) can “cause” Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I am taking Tramadol for chronic back pain and I’m exhausted most of the time.Please respond,in an e-mail to me as I would love to know if this is a possibility.Thank you,JoAnn Hutt

July 26, 2010 at 10:57 am
(2) Eric says:

I also take tramadol for chronic back pain and have more energy than ever. So who knows?

From my couple years experience I haven’t noticed this side effect.

August 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm
(3) Joe says:

I have been on Tramadol for 2 years for chronic osteoarthritis pain. Its the only thing that works for me. It gives me a burst of energy for 6-8 hours. After it wears off I do crash hard though. I accidently took 2 once and it caused muscle stiffness and difficulty speaking. I want to look into extended or slow release.

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