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Is tramadol considered a narcotic? Does it have a strong addiction affect on people who take it?

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Tramadol is an opiate and therefore a narcotic. This is similar to drugs like morphine, hydrocodone and the like. They are "downers" in that they will dull the pain but also depress vitals like your breathing rate for example. They are most definitely addictive and should only be taken as prescribed. If too many are taken or if they are taken with alcohol, you risk lowering your breathing so much that you stop breathing altogether. Be careful with the stuff but don't be afraid to use it when you are in pain. That's what it is there for after all.

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bcaack is right, it's addictive, like a numbing drug (ie,herion, oxycontine,codeine) be careful, if your in extreme pain take it but other than that, stay away.
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I agree. Its classified with morphine. Someone said its not a narcotic.
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No, its none narcotic and not addicting. Buff if u

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Sorry dont know wat i pressed but if you have takin stronger meds than tramadol not sure how responsive it will be for your pain
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Not a narcotic but not sure if it's addicting.

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Yes, it is in the class of narcotics. It's a very strong pain killer and has side effects like psychological and physical dependency. You can read more on it at http://www.medicinenet.com/tramadol_and_acetaminophen/article.htm and http://arthritis.about.com/od/ultram/a/tramadol.htm.

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Its non narcotic
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