Tramadol is centrally acting narcotic analgesic which is used to treat moderate to sever pain. FDA has not approved this drug for animal use but vet can prescribe whenever needed.
Hence no separate formulation is available for animal use, so, same Tramadol prescribed for your dog can be used in humans. In dogs, its dose is not established yet. Vets usually recommend 2 mg per Kg body weight of dogs.
Tramadol is the same drug in both human and veterinary medicine. Sometimes human medications are formulated together with other medications like a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Be very careful what you give your dog. The doses for canines and humans are not the same. Also your veterinarian prescribed a specific course for your dog post-op. This means this is how long your vet felt your dog should need pain medications. If your dog is still in pain after finishing the prescription you need to make sure nothing is wrong--that your dog is not having a complication. Contact your veterinarian to discuss your dog's condition and before giving ANY human medications!
May your dog get well soon.Well yup of curse you can give him Tramadol as pain killer.Mostly medicines are same for human beings and dogs but there is always a difference of dose.Like for young one of humans the dose of medicine is different as compared to adults same is the case with dogs.What you have to do is just check that how much mg is illustrated on the prescription slip of dog if for example it is 250mg and you have the one with 500mg then just make it's two pieces and give that half piece to dog as one time dose.
Tramadol is widely used in veterinary medicine, especially for treating
pain in dogs. It is often used to treat pain resulting from conditions
like cancer, arthritis, and post-surgical inflammation in dogs. It has
mild anti-anxiety properties, making it useful for reducing the
skittishness that pain can often produce in animals. Tramadol for dogs
is often safer than using other pain medications, such as non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs like Tylenol, since it does not cause damage to
the stomach or liver of canines
Tramadol is a narcotic antagonist. The brand name for it is Ultram, I believe. If you are addicted to opioid narcotics this will put you into immediate withdrawal so don't take it if you think you will get high if you are addicted to any sort of opiates like vicodin, morphine, oxycodone. Etc.You may be extremely uncomfortable. If you are not addicted it will give you side effects similar to to the opiates stated previously, just not as strong. Interesting the way these drugs work.
My dog also had surgery and they gave him Tramadol. I have extra from my knee pain. Could I give him some mine since I ran out of his? It is the same exact mg.
I've read about men who swallow broken light bulbs. Thus, I'm sure you can take Tramadol and survive to tell about it. Just take it easy on the dose. Get a soft pillow to sleep on.
Of course. There is nothing in the dog version that isn't in the human. Rock on
Can I give my dog toradol for pain, he got hit by a truck -cannot afford 80.00 xray bill.
Get better drugs for your self you cheap bastard.
No, a human should not take Tramadol that was prescribed for a dog. As this is a narcotic it is a controlled substance. Every tablet that leaves a veterinary or physician's office is recorded. It is meant only for the use of the person or animal to whom it was prescribed--it would be considered illegal use of a narcotic to ingest Tramadol that was prescribed for your dog.
If you have pain that is severe enough that it requires tramadol; seek medical attention from your physician. Also dose ranges may differ between dogs and humans so safety is a factor as well.