Street Price Of Ultram (Tramadol)
Ultram is the brand name for tramadol, a prescription drug used to treat chronic pain. Due to its high abuse potential, Ultram is currently considered a Schedule IV controlled substance.
It is illegal to possess Ultram without a prescription, so when it’s illegally sold on the street it is far more expensive than getting it from a pharmacy.
For example, a single 50 mg pill of Ultram on the street will cost around $1. The 100 mg tablet typically sells for around $5, depending on where it’s being sold.
In contrast, a bottle of 30 pills at the pharmacy can cost between $3 and $25, depending on discounts. This translates to a street cost of over 10 times what the lowest pharmacy price is.
What Influences The Street Cost Of Ultram?
Similar to other opiates such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), fentanyl, and hydromorphone, the street price of Ultram is dictated by a range of factors.
Some of the factors that affect the price of the drug include:
- dosage and strength of the tablet
- prevalence of local law enforcement
- competition between dealers
- other illicit drugs on the market
- location of the sale
People who misuse Ultram can usually buy the drug cheaper in metropolitan areas. This is due to the larger market for buyers and competition between dealers driving the cost down.
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- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://archives.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/real-teens-ask-what-are-different-types-opioids
- United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/drug-scheduling
- World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/6_1_Update.pdf