How Long Does Tramadol Stay In Your Blood?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on April 30, 2021

Tramadol (Ultram) is a prescription opioid drug that can be detected in the blood for one to two days after your last dose. This timeline may vary depending on how much you take, the dose, and other personal factors.

How Long Can Tramadol Be Detected In Your Blood?

Tramadol belongs to a class of medications known as opioids, which have a high potential for abuse. A blood test may be ordered by an employer or medical professional on suspicion of drug use or in the event of an overdose.

Detecting Tramadol In Blood

Tramadol is a prescription pain-reliever that can be detected in a blood sample within minutes, and for up to two days after your last dose.

Factors That Can Affect How Long Tramadol Stays In The Blood

While tramadol will generally leave the blood within one to two days, the actual tramadol detection window may vary depending on several factors.

Factors that can affect how long tramadol stays in the blood include:

  • dose taken
  • frequency of use
  • method of use (i.e. injection, snorting, swallowing)
  • use of multiple drugs
  • liver and kidney function
  • metabolic rate

Tramadol may remain in the blood for a longer amount of time if you take it very often, take high doses, or have a slow metabolism.

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Getting Help For Tramadol Abuse And Addiction

Testing positive for tramadol is a common concern of people who have been misusing it for its effects.

If you or a loved one is abusing tramadol, the safest way to get off it is to seek an opioid abuse treatment program. This can offer treatment for withdrawal symptoms and drug abuse.

Getting off tramadol is possible with treatment. Call our helpline today to find a treatment program for tramadol abuse that’s right for you.

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