It's an opiate so it is a member of the heroine/morphine group. I take it though for my pain and it works wonders. And it's not a narcotic so it doesn't effect your brain in any way. It is addictive if you take to much but you'd have to take like three a day to get addicted to it. I just take one when the pains bad enough and I've never had a problem with it. But you should ask your doctor about any questions you have. The Internet is a good place to find info but if your not looking in the right places you could get the wrong information.
Amandamiddleton1234, Hi. I'm 53 & have been on Tramadol for 5 years. At first it was daily and I went from 50 mg, 3-4x day up to 300 mg ER. When they got me past 200 mg per dose, I did begin having confusion and oversleeping, plus other known side effects. But not everyone reacts to meds like I do. I have known genetic defects for malabsorption of all B vitamins & metabolism problems with a very long list of meds, especially benzodiazapines
FlappysLady, thanks for the quick response. Hopefully, this will only be a short term medication for me as well as the Zofran. Was in the ER most of last night with an ovarian cyst(my lord, those things are painful). Haven't gotten med yet because of course pharmacy was closed. I believe this one is not a prn med. going back to bed.