Tramadol belongs to the opioid class and it is a pain reliever. There are various other pain relief medications under the same category and some of them are hydrocodone, Vicodin, oxycodone as well as Percocet. In this blog, we are going to compare Tramadol with other drugs.
Tramadol Vs Hydrocodone
Tramadol drugs would either be instructed to be taken individually or as combination medication. The immediate release tablets are available as Tramadol 50mg and 100mg dosage strengths and extended-release capsules are available at 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, and 300mg.
Hydrocodone is available in immediate release form with the dosage strength of 10mg to 50mg. In the case of extended release pills; it is available in the dose of 20mg to 120mg. Some people would feel better when Tramadol is taken but others would experience good effects when Hydrocodone is taken.
Tramadol VS Vicodin
Vicodin is a combination medication that contains Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone, as we know earlier, is an analgesic and acetaminophen is an antipyretic which is known to reduce fever. In a case of tablets, Vicodin is available in 2.5 mg hydrocodone/325 mg acetaminophen to 10 mg hydrocodone/325 mg acetaminophen.
Tramadol medication is relatively very safe to be taken because acetaminophen present in the Vicodin is known to cause liver failure especially when taken at higher dosage strengths.
Tramadol Vs Oxycodone
Oxycodone is available both in immediate release (IR) and controlled release (CR). The dosage strength of this medication is 5mg to 30mg for the former and 10mg to 80mg for the latter.
Tramadol medication can be taken by patients who want to get rid of moderate to severe pain that occurs only for a shorter period of time but when the pain is long-term then Oxycodone CR would be the best drug.
Tramadol VS Percocet
Percocet is the combination medication that contains Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Tramadol is the weakest pain relief drug and Percocet is the powerful pain relief medication in the opioid class.
The risk factor is high in Percocet when compared to Tramadol. When these drugs are taken for a longer period of time then there are chances for an individual to get addicted to it. A patient would experience limited side effects with Tramadol, unlike Percocet.
Though there is a wide range of choices available for you to take for treating the pain, it is important that you leave the decision to the doctor. Not every person would be eligible to take all the drugs of their choice and it depends upon the medical ailment, a severity of the condition as well as the age. However, Tramadol is the safest medication that can be taken by a patient to get rid of the pain.