Tramadol (TRA-ma-dole) is used to relieve pain, including pain after surgery. The long-acting tablets are used for chronic ongoing pain. The effects of tramadol are similar to those of narcotic analgesics. Although tramadol is not classified as a narcotic, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence.
Tramadol is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Extended-release (long-acting) tablets (U.S.)