Ultram, also known as Tramadol, is a powerful Opioid drug which is typically administered to patients undergoing severe bodily pain. Ultram is both effective and relatively cheap and can be sold over the counter in most pharmacies (though most will demand a doctor’s prescription before selling.) Tramadol is known for its pain relieving effects, but is also widely abused. As it is an Opioid, it is extremely easy to become addicted to.
Will anyone test for Tramadol?
Most companies will not be concerned by the use of Tramadol. The drug isn’t considered to have too much of a narcotic risk and was only listed as a schedule 4 drug by the DEA in 2014. It is important to note that there are certain situations where Tramadol can be tested for, usually in legal proceedings or in hospitals where doctors are trying to determine a drug/treatment to be administered without conflict.
What tests will then test positive for Ultram?
Typical urine tests will not be able to show the presence of Ultram, even while showing the presence of other drugs. Ultram differs significantly from other Opioids in its molecular composition. Though Ultram shares some similarities with other narcotics, it will not show up on a typical urine drug test.
Ultram won’t appear on a regular hair analysis, though it is important to note that there are different types of hair analyses that can be carried out when conducting a drug test. There is the 5-Panel hair analysis, there is the 9-Panel hair analysis, and there is the 12-Panel hair analysis. Ultram will not present itself in the 5 and 9 panel analyses, but it shall be found in a 12 panel hair analysis.
Ultram will also be discovered when a hospital carries out a full tux-screen to search for drugs which are present in the body. Ultram can be found using a tox screen for up to 30 days after its use. Ultram can be discovered for up to 90 days after use when subjected to a 12-panel hair analysis.
Is testing positive a problem?
Tramadol is an accepted prescription drug and its presence in a tox screen does not present any immediate suspicion. There will be problems however, if the tested party is unable to produce a prescription to explain the levels of Tramadol found in their test results. Tramadol is a controlled substance and must be accounted for by prescriptions obtained from a certified doctor. Being unable to provide these may result in legal action.
Is there a way to justify possession without a prescription?
Sadly, there is none. Tramadol is considered an addictive Opioid and its distribution must be tightly regulated to prevent widespread abuse. The best way to avoid problems with possession or usage of Tramadol is to simply abstain from its use.
Possession of Tramadol is not considered an offence, if it is taken legally and can be accounted for with a prescription. However, taking the drug outside of the legal boundaries is a legal offence and consequent action will be taken.