Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. The extended-release form of tramadol is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. The extended-release form of tramadol is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Immediate-release tablet: Typical daily dosage: Total daily dosage may be increased by 50 mg as tolerated every 3 days to reach 225 mg/day (50 mg 4 times a day). Maintenance dosage: 50–100 mg every 4–6 hours as needed. Maximum dosage: 400 mg per day.