Insulffation of Tramadol?

Discussion in 'Tramadol' started by umich, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. umich

    umich Newbie

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    Aug 26, 2004
    from U.S.A.
    I have experience with opiates and is curious if one can insulffate tramadol? I am sorry if this is already on another thread but I have searched for it on the search engine with no results. Any insight? Thanks
  2. Nicaine

    Nicaine Titanium Member

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    Jul 12, 2004
    from Rhode Island, U.S.A.
    Pure Tramadol, highly likely... tramadol tablets, depends on the makeup (there are quite a few variations). Generally speaking, snorting tablets without first extracting the active drug from the fillers/binders doesn't work well.
  3. Zaprenz

    Zaprenz Gold Member

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    Jan 28, 2007
    Although tramadol doesn't work in exactly the same way as codeine it does share some similarities. Firstly its desmethyl-T metabolite has the highest mu-opioid activty so (like codeine) snorting is useless if one is waiting for it to inevintably be transformed into another active chemical.

    There are a few studies which seem to suggest intravenous tramadol has benefits over oral - suggesting a benefit in fast absorption(e.g snorting). However considering you have to snort whatever else is contained in a capsule/tablet and put up with a horrible drip I would imagine there is very little benefit if at all.

    Even the intravenous tramadol in one study showed major differences between formulation and effect. So snorting a pill/capsule which isn't designed to be snorted may even waste some of the effect through ineffecient absorption.