Ultram Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Ultram Withdrawal

Like other opiates, withdrawal symptoms from Ultram can be severe, even debilitating. Withdrawal symptoms for opiate drugs include anxiety, depression, tremors, sweating, mood disturbances, heart palpitations, and even seizures in rare cases.

But because Ultram affects serotonin levels in the brain, much like an antidepressant, people in recovery can experience a longer withdrawal. How long? Much of that depends on a person's psychological dependence.

A person should never stop taking Ultram or other painkillers without consulting a physician first. A physician can help you slowly ween off Opiates. Withdrawal can then be minimized.

Treatment for Opiate Withdrawal

There are several treatment programs and medications designed to alleviate symptoms of withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can be minimized with the use of medications specifically designed to treat addiction, including: Campral, Subutex, and Suboxone.


Campral is the brand name for Acamprosate, which is used to stabilize chemical imbalances in the brain, imbalances that can be triggered by the discontinuation of drug and alcohol use. Recovering alcoholics have found success particularly with Campral because it reduces a surge in brain receptors called N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, or NMDARs. Alcohol and some drugs interfere with activity of NMDARs, so when a person ceases drug or alcohol use, the altered brain activity produces withdrawal symptoms. Campral was approved by the FDA in 2004, and clinical studies show that it is safe and effective in treating addiction and dependence.

Subutex & Suboxone

Subutex and Suboxone are sublingual tablet forms of Buprenorphine that were both approved by the FDA in 2002. Buprenorphine itself has been around since the 1980s, and was marketed as an alternative to Methadone. Subutex and Suboxone were specifically formulated to treat opioid dependence. Dr. David McDowell of Columbia University was the first in the U.S. to use Buprenorphine for treatment of opiate addiction and withdrawal. His treatment program yielded a success rate of 88%.

It is important for people to realize that Subutex and Suboxone are not intended for long term use. These medications are opiates themselves, and are intended to treat opiate dependency. Once a person stops taking Subutex and Suboxone, he or she may experience withdrawal, but these symptoms are considered mild and are not experienced by everyone. Treatment of opiate addiction with Buprenorphine is highly regulated in the U.S. It is important that during treatment, patients do not attempt to use opiates, as interactions between Buprenorphine and other drugs can be dangerous.

While Campral, Subutex, and Suboxone can be used to treat opiate withdrawal, it is important that people suffering from Ultram addiction seek treatment for the issues surrounding their drug abuse. People abuse opiates and other narcotics to numb not just physical pain, but emotional pain too. Does this sound like you, or someone you love? A fulfilling life after addiction is possible. Let us help you get there. Call Toll Free: 800.461.0641.