Tramadol hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets contain tramadol HCl and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen has been associated with cases of acute liver failure, at times resulting in liver transplant and death. Most of the cases of liver injury are associated with the use of acetaminophen at doses that exceed 4,000 milligrams per day, and often involve more than one acetaminophen-containing product (see WARNINGS).
Tramadol hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets USP combines two analgesics, tramadol 37.5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg.
The chemical name for tramadol hydrochloride is (±) cis -2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol hydrochloride.
Tramadol hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets USP are indicated for the short-term (five days or less) management of acute pain.
Media Articles Related to Tramadol and Acetaminophen (Tramadol / Acetaminophen)
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Psychological issues behind increasing low back pain
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Published Studies Related to Tramadol and Acetaminophen (Tramadol / Acetaminophen)
Pharmacokinetics of extended-release versus conventional tramadol/acetaminophen fixed-dose combination tablets: an open-label, 2-treatment, multiple-dose, randomized-sequence crossover study in healthy korean male volunteers. [2011.06]
BACKGROUND: A fixed-dose combination tablet of tramadol/acetaminophen exhibits both rapid and sustained analgesic effects due to different pharmacologic activities. To prolong analgesia and improve patient convenience, an extended-release (ER) tablet of this agent has been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the pharmacokinetic profiles of the new ER tramadol/acetaminophen fixed-dose combination and compare them with those of a conventional immediate-release (IR) formulation after multiple dosing as a Phase I clinical exploratory trial... CONCLUSIONS: The ER formulation displayed a similar AUC(0-12,ss) to that of the IR formulation for tramadol and acetaminophen. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier HS Journals, Inc. All rights reserved.
A single blind controlled comparison of tramadol/paracetamol combination and paracetamol in hand and foot surgery. A prospective study. [2011.03]
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and effectiveness between an analgesic combination of tramadol/paracetamol (37.5+325 mg), and paracetamol monotherapy (1000 mg) for acute postoperative pain after hand and foot surgery. The study design was a single blind randomized controlled trial...
Effects of clonidine as premedication on plasma renin activity, serum and urine electrolytes and body fluids in general anesthesia. A randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. [2011.02]
CONCLUSION: This study suggested that clonidine is a safe premedication drug in anesthesia and does not change the serum electrolytes level.
Analgesia with paracetamol/tramadol vs. paracetamol/codeine in one day-surgery: a randomized open study. [2011.02]
OBJECTIVES: The analgesic efficacy of two fixed combinations of tramadol/paracetamol (TP 37.5/325 mg) and codeine/paracetamol (CP 30/500 mg) was compared in 122 patients undergoing one-day surgical procedures (hallux valgus, haemorrhoidectomy, varicectomy and inguinal hernia repair), randomly treated with TP 37.5/325 mg or CP 30/500 mg one tablet after surgery ended, followed by one tablet four times daily for 48 hours... CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that a fixed association of tramadol/paracetamol is a valuable and safe tool for pain management in day hospital surgery, especially whenever any effort is done to reduce the time for hospitalization.
The efficacy of intravenous paracetamol versus tramadol for postoperative analgesia after adenotonsillectomy in children. [2011.02]
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and the quality of recovery with intravenous (IV) paracetamol versus tramadol for postoperative analgesia after adenotonsillectomy in children... CONCLUSIONS: The IV formulation of paracetamol was associated with similar analgesic properties and early recovery to that of IV tramadol after adenotonsillectomy in children. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical Trials Related to Tramadol and Acetaminophen (Tramadol / Acetaminophen)
A Comparison of Postoperative Tramadol Versus Acetaminophen With Codeine in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy [Completed]
Tonsillectomy is the most common pediatric surgical procedure performed in the US. The
postoperative period can be particularly painful. Codeine (usually in mixed formulation with
acetaminophen) is the most commonly prescribed opioid in the US. However, evolving data
questions its ability to provide optimal pain relief, while avoiding side effects,
especially in the postoperative setting. Tramadol may be a better option for children in the
postoperative setting due to its well-documented analgesic properties, low potential for
side effects, and excellent safety profile. Seventy-two children scheduled to undergo
tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy) at Children's will be invited to participate
in a randomized, prospective, double-blinded study to evaluate the efficacy and side effects
of codeine with acetaminophen versus tramadol. Using a 10-day take-home diary, caregivers
will be asked to record daily information about their child's postoperative pain and other
core outcomes and domains as recommended in the recent consensus statement put forth by the
Pediatric Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials
(IMMPACT) (McGrath et al., 2008). This study will offer new information regarding the
efficacy and side effects associated with tramadol as compared with codeine/acetaminophen
(the current practice standard) in a pediatric population.
H1: Children who receive scheduled tramadol following tonsillectomy will report better pain
control than children who receive scheduled codeine/acetaminophen.
H2: Children who receive scheduled tramadol following tonsillectomy will report fewer side
effects than children who receive scheduled codeine/acetaminophen.
Postoperative Tramadol/Gabapentin/Ibuprofen Versus Tramadol/Placebo/Ibuprofen [Recruiting]
Tonsillectomy is the most common pediatric surgical procedure performed in the US, with over
530,000 procedures performed annually in children under 15 years (Baugh et al., 2011). The
postoperative period can be particularly painful. A recent clinical consensus acknowledges
there is no standard analgesic protocol, and calls for further research comparing
postoperative pain medications (Baugh et al., 2011). Tramadol was found to be as effective
as codeine with few reported side effects in a recent double-blinded, controlled trial
conducted by the investigators at Children's Hospitals and Clinics (CHC), and it is
currently being prescribed in the postoperative setting. However, despite its effectiveness
for pain control, there were some children that continued to report pain during the 10-day
follow-up period. In response, the investigators will conduct a randomized, double-blinded
controlled trial to determine whether or not adding scheduled gabapentin to a scheduled
tramadol + "as needed" (PRN) ibuprofen regimen provides better pain control than tramadol +
ibuprofen PRN alone during the post-tonsillectomy period. Using a 10-day take-home diary,
caregivers will be asked to record daily information about their child's postoperative pain
and other core outcomes and domains as recommended in the recent consensus statement put
forth by the Pediatric Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical
Trials (IMMPACT) (McGrath et al., 2008). This study will offer new information regarding the
efficacy and side effects associated with adding scheduled gabapentin to a postoperative
pain management protocol in a pediatric population.
A Dose Ranging Escalation Study of Tramadol Hydrochloride in Healthy Volunteers [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability profile of tramadol
hydrochloride (HCl) given as oral doses every 6 hours, within the range of dosages supported
by currently available toxicology and clinical data (200 mg to 600 mg per day).
Evaluation of the Role of Tramadol 50mg as an Analgesic During Outpatient Hysteroscopy [Completed]
PK PD of the Enantiomers of Tramadol and O-desmethyltramadol in Elderly and Young Subjects [Completed]
This study evaluates the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the enantiomers of
tramadol and O-desmethyltramadol (ODM) in generally healthy young and elderly adults. Using
a randomised, double-blind, crossover design, participants were administered a single 200mg
tramadol extended-release tablet and placebo.
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