July 23, 2014 (Imperial Valley) Starting on August 18, 2014, Tramadol, (trade names: Ultram, Ultracet, ConZip) will not be allowed into the U.S. if purchased in Mexico without a valid U.S. Prescription.
This is because the drug has been reclassified as a schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act. It is an opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults and can lead to addiction.
Failure to declare Tramadol and other medications can result in penalties ranging from confiscation, monetary fines, and in some cases, arrest and prosecution.