(Zamadol®, Zydol® , Tramadol hydrochloride)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets, Capsules, Orodispersible tablets, Soluble tablets, Mofidied Release capsules, Mofidied Release tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral drops
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Modified release preparations are available
Soluble tablet strength
Effervescent Tablets (paracetamol + tramadol): 37.5mg/325mg: Soluble Tablet: 50mg
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral drops
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternatives are available
100mg/ml (oral drops)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that the soluble tablets, orodispersible tablets and liquid preparation are likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.Stop the enteral feed before administration. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.