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#1 Jamie15

 
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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:07 PM

Hey guys,

 

I checked to see if this had been discusssed, but did not see any previous topics. Please forgive me if it has. I normally take the brand name Ultram for my small fiber neuropathy since I have had so much trouble in the past finding out which generics were gluten free. My pharmacy has just informed me they will no longer be carrying the brand name Ultram and have the generic tramadol by Amneal. I called Amneal today and was told there is no wheat, barley, rye, or oats in the tramadol and it is in the clear for celiacs. The lady said the only item that may cause some an issue was the corn starch, which comes from corn gluten, so they do not say it is "gluten free", but they will say it is ok for celiac patients.

 

My question is, has anyone had any experience with this manufacturer of tramadol and how did it go? Any information is helpful. I can start searching for other pharmacies that carry the brand name Ultram in my area if necessary, but if the Amneal generic works just as well, then I see no need to do so.

 

Thanks in advance for y'all help!

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:29 PM

I have used Tramodol off and on for over 5 or 6 years.  No problem with it.

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

I have used other things from that manufacturer in the past and didn't have a problem with them. I use tramadol now as my daily pain med, although from another manufacturer, and I can't imagine any circumstance under which I would pay for a name brand when a safe generic is available. What you were told is the standard CYA statement that nearly all drug manufacturers use, and I would certainly take it and be thrilled at pocketing the savings.

 

ETA: By the way, I've never encountered a narcotic or opiate that is not safe no matter the manufacturer.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

That is the tramadol that I use for arthritis pain. I love it. No adverse effects.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for all of your responses. I'm so glad to hear there is a cheaper and easier option that other people aren't having trouble using. I had trouble with a generic tramadol a while back and I guess that's why I've stuck with the brand name. That was so long ago though. I just hadn't had any reason to change until now. Anyway, thanks again for responding so quickly. You guys are great! I'm going to give the tramadol a try this week.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 03:03 PM

Hey guys,

 

I checked to see if this had been discusssed, but did not see any previous topics. Please forgive me if it has. I normally take the brand name Ultram for my small fiber neuropathy since I have had so much trouble in the past finding out which generics were gluten free. My pharmacy has just informed me they will no longer be carrying the brand name Ultram and have the generic tramadol by Amneal. I called Amneal today and was told there is no wheat, barley, rye, or oats in the tramadol and it is in the clear for celiacs. The lady said the only item that may cause some an issue was the corn starch, which comes from corn gluten, so they do not say it is "gluten free", but they will say it is ok for celiac patients.

 

My question is, has anyone had any experience with this manufacturer of tramadol and how did it go? Any information is helpful. I can start searching for other pharmacies that carry the brand name Ultram in my area if necessary, but if the Amneal generic works just as well, then I see no need to do so.

 

Thanks in advance for y'all help!

 

Jamie

Hi Jamie,

 

I use www.glutenfreedrugs.com for my meds.  If it isn't listed there, I don't take it.  I stopped taking Tramadol and went to Ultram because Tramadol isn't on the list.  I am so sensitive that on some of the drugs, it has to be a specific manufacture or I will get sick.  If the manufacture states that the only gluten in the product is from corn then it should be safe.  The only way to really find out is to take a dose on a day when getting sick won't interfere with things you have planned.  I'm so very sensitive that I play it safe and use the web site.  My pharmacy will order in special for me.  If you explain to the pharmacist that you have Celiacs disease and Ultram is gluten free but Tramadol may or may not be and you really don't want to get sick to find out, they might stock it for you.  Otherwise, if it were me, I would go to a different pharmacy.  I have one drug that I have to get filled at Walgreens because my local pharmacy can't get it anymore.  I would rather do it that way and not get sick than take something and be very ill for 24-48 hours afterwards.

 

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