Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Severe pain on Tramadol.

Resolved Question:

hi, i am sorry to bother you but i appreciate it if u answer me asap. my brother has long history of severe pain and taking high dosage pain killers. tonight he took more than expected (about 30 mins ago): 70 drops of tramadol. 20 drops is 50mg so he took at once 175 mg. could u plssss let me know if this is dangerous and how long after taking it the symptoms will start to show?

Category: Internal Medicine Specialist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
 18 Doctors Online

With Inputs from Dr.Sachin Verma ( Intensivist)


Thank you for choosing DoctorSpring.

First of all if your brother is unwell or having any symptom get to ER without delay.

I assume your brother is of normal adult body weight since you have mentioned the age as 31 yrs. In that case 175 mg is not a very high dose. It is unlikely to cause any serious side effects. Tramadol is a relatively safe drug. If he has a history of seizures it is better to get medical help. Watch of for signs of breathlessness, chest pain, increased heartbeat, drowsiness.

The drug is eliminated from the body slowly. He blood should be cleared off the excess drug in 24-48 hours.

I would like to know the exact age, and body weight of the individual . ?
Is he having any symptoms currently. ?

You can reply as a followup
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news