Tramadol is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat pain that’s severe enough to require an opioid. Tramadol is used when other treatments aren’t available or haven’t worked to relieve the pain.
For more information about tramadol’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about tramadol:
- Drug class: opioid agonist
- Drug forms: oral tablets, oral extended-release tablets, oral extended-release capsules, oral liquid solution
- Brand-name versions: Ultram (oral tablets), Conzip (extended-release capsules), Qdolo (oral liquid solution)
Read below to find out about tramadol and cost, as well as how you may be able to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of tramadol can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of tramadol will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and tramadol.
Does tramadol’s cost vary based on the form and strength (50 mg, 100 mg)?
It’s possible that tramadol’s cost will vary based on the form and strength your doctor prescribes. Other factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your specific insurance coverage, and which pharmacy you use.
The following chart shows the available forms and strengths of tramadol. Milligrams and milliliters are abbreviated as “mg” and “mL.”
|Oral tablets||Oral extended-release tablets||Oral extended-release capsules||Oral liquid solution|
|50 mg||100 mg||100 mg||5 mg per 1 mL of liquid solution (5 mg/mL)|
|200 mg||200 mg|
|300 mg||300 mg|
If you have other questions about the cost of tramadol, talk with your pharmacist.
Can my pharmacist help determine the price of tramadol per pill or dose?
Yes, your pharmacist can help determine the price of tramadol per pill or dose. They can use your insurance information along with the form and strength of tramadol your doctor prescribes to figure out the cost for you.
If you’d like more information, talk with your pharmacist.
Tramadol is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics also tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Tramadol is available in several different brand-name forms:
- Ultram (oral tablets)
- Conzip (extended-release capsules)
- Qdolo (oral solution)
The tablet form of extended-release tramadol is available only as a generic.
To find out how the cost of a branded form of tramadol compares with the cost of tramadol, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed tramadol and you’re interested in using a brand-name version instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Keep reading for some suggestions about ways to reduce long-term drug costs with tramadol.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of tramadol. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Tramadol may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for tramadol, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and tramadol, you may have some further questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and tramadol. If you have health insurance, you’ll also need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for tramadol.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips about how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of tramadol, refer to this article.
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