How Effective Is Tramadol for Opioid Withdrawal?
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 5, Number 6&7, September 2017
Taylor Noriega, PharmD candidate (2018).
Ms. Noriega has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Opioid withdrawal protocols often rely on a buprenorphine taper, but other medications are regularly used either in addition to or in the place of buprenorphine. In particular, tramadol ER, a mild opiate, may be effective and was recently studied at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.