Is Tramadol part of your Narc count? - page 3

Just wondering. I work a couple of LTCs and LTACs as agency. Some places have Ultram in their lock boxes and its part of the narc count. Others have it in the regular pill drawer. What is your... Read More

  1. by   husker_rn
    I agree with the poster who mentioned missed meds. We sometimes count Tylenol and oral antibiotics when accessing the pyxis for them.
  2. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Not at mine.
  3. by   snuffyRN
    Nope we don't count it!
  4. by   ReemBZN
    Wow..I never knew that Ultram can be addictive. I was even being skeptical about the effectiveness of the med. Hmm...we really do live and learn.
  5. by   CASTLEGATES
    Tramadol is highly addictive. Work for a drug treatment center that handles healthcare professionals and you'll see. It's politics that got it off the scheduled list (lobbyist power). Just do a search on tramadol addiction and you'll see. Some say it's worse than getting off low dose methadone.

    Darvocet is a narc (look up the scheduled narc laws about locks and counts and that will shed some light why some are highly prescribed, others aren't).

    Vicodin used to be a class lower than percocet (not sure if it still is) but it was just as powerful...all politics when it comes to scheduling

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