How long does Tramadol stay in someone’s system?

Tramadol, which also goes by the brand name Ultram, is an opioid drug commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. This medication works similar to other opioid medications, such as morphine, in binding to the brain’s opioid receptors to block pain. Tramadol most often comes in the form of tablets and capsules, and may be habit forming, leading to dependence.
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Tramadol’s Half Life

How long a medication remains active in the body is its half-life, which is half the span of time the drug is actively working. Tramadol has a half-life of 6-7 hours, which means this is the amount of time it takes for half a dose of Tramadol to leave one’s system. However, this can take longer for those who are long term users of the drug.

How long does Tramadol stay in your system?

Blood: Up to 35 hours

Saliva: Up to 2 days

Urine: Up to 4 days

Hair: Up to 90 days

Factors That Determine How Long Tramadol Stays in the System

Several factors determine how much Tramadol is in a person’s body at a period in time, such age, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI). The quantity of the drug taken, as well as the time span also play a major role. 


In conclusion, the time span that Tramadol stays in a person’s system depends on different factors, including the type of drug examination administered to the patient and individual factors of the patient. Different types of drug screens will provide different timelines, with a hair test typically being able to detect the existence of drugs much longer than a urine or saliva test. The level of exposure, as well as the time the patient has been on Tramadol also may determine how long the medication stays in the body, among other factors.