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(tramadol hydrochloride) Capsules
ConZip™ (tramadol hydrochloride) capsules is a centrally acting synthetic analgesic in an extended-release oral formulation. The chemical name for tramadol hydrochloride is (±)cis-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol hydrochloride. Its structural formula is:
The molecular weight of tramadol hydrochloride is 299.8. It is a white, bitter, crystalline and odorless powder that is readily soluble in water and ethanol and has a pKa of 9.41. The n-octanol/water log partition coefficient (logP) is 1.35 at pH 7. ConZip™ capsules contain a total dose of tramadol HCl 100, 200 and 300 mg in a combination of immediate-release and extended-release components.
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ConZip™ capsules are white in color. Inactive ingredients include gelatin, titanium dioxide, shellac, FD & C Blue #2 aluminum lake (E132), D & C Red #7 calcium lake (E180), D & C Yellow #10 aluminum lake, lactose monohydrate 200 mesh, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone K30, corn starch, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, sucrose stearate, hypromellose, talc, polysorbate 80, Eudragit NE 30D, and simethicone emulsion.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/25/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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