Tramadol is widely sold under the brand name Ultram. It is an opioid medication that is useful in the treatment of mild to severe pain conditions. When you take its oral immediate-release formulation, the pain relief generally begins within an hour. The medication is also available as an injection.
Tramadol is a prescription-only analgesic. Doctors prescribe it to treat pain that cannot be managed with common non-opioid analgesics. It means that you need a prescription from a medical professional to use tramadol. People also take tramadol illegally or abuse it when prescribed. Abusers usually crush up tramadol pills and snort them to get high.
How long tramadol last and how long tramadol stays in your system depends on how much you have taken the medication, your age, weight, health condition, what other drugs or medicines you have taken, and some other factors.
Tramadol is detectable in urine for 2-6 days after administration. The analgesic effects of tramadol immediate delivery pills last for up to 6 hours, while the extended-release pills can have their therapeutic effects in the body for up to 12 hours.