The Tramadol Withdrawal Timeline Chart

How long does withdrawal from Tramadol last? What are the symptoms of Tramadol withdrawal? Explore our infographic to find out!

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What Is Tramadol Withdrawal?

Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain AND heroin addiction. However,  tramadol is an analgesic and is part of the opiate/opioid family of drugs. The bottom line? This medication can lead you to physical dependence and possible addiction. So, if you lower the dose significantly or completely stop taking tramadol altogether, you’re at risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

How long does Tramadol withdrawal last? What are the symptoms of Tramadol withdrawal? Find the answers to these questions in our detailed drug withdrawal infographic! Find it educational? Please use it in your classroom, medical practice, or share it with others! The embed code is right under the image.

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Tramadol Withdrawal Timeline

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms can start a few hours after the effect of the last dose has fade away. The acute symptoms of withdrawal usually resolve within 3-7 days after last use. However, protracted withdrawal, also known as PAWS, can last for weeks or months after you quit tramadol.

How should you stop using tramadol? What are the main tramadol withdrawal symptoms? Below is a list of all symptoms of tramadol symptoms with a general time period map for their appearance:

24-72 hours after the last Tramadol dose:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Cravings
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Pins and needles
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Sweating

Week 1 Tramadol Withdrawal:

  • Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Paranoia
  • Panic attacks

Week 2 Tramadol Withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Cravings
  • Dilated pupils
  • Disorientation
  • Insomnia

Week 3 Tramadol Withdrawal :

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • irrational feelings
  • Insomnia

Week 4 Tramadol Withdrawal::

  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Feeling better

How Long To Withdrawal From Tramadol?

How long does tramadol withdrawal last? Tramadol withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere between a few days to several weeks and even months after tramadol cessation. It depends from individual’s health, frequency, and dosage. Keep in mind that long-term tramadol users may experience PAWS (post acute withdrawal symptoms) that last for a longer period of time.

The most common tramadol PAWS include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness

How can you treat tramadol withdrawal? The safest way to address tramadol withdrawal is with the help of trained medical staff. Under medical supervision, you’ll benefit from pharmacological, emotional, and psychological support. In other words, you’re supported in the ways that matter as you pass through this difficult period in your life.

Tramadol Withdrawal Timeline Questions

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Reference Sources: Drug Enforcement Administration: Tramadol
American Journal of Psychiatry: Withdrawal Syndrome After Delayed Tramadol Intake
FDA: Tramadol 
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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