Tramadol is used to relieve ongoing pain. It is used for the treatment of moderate to extreme pain. Tramadol is both the brand name and a generic drug. Narcotic analgesics are the name of the class of drugs, where Tramadol belongs. Buy Tramadol online for controlling pain only available with a prescription from a licensed doctor.
It was developed in 1963 and in 1977 it was first used as a medicine in the market. It was invented in Germany.
This medicine is available in various forms like syrups, injections, capsules, and tablets in an Extended-release form and Immediate-release form. The available dosages are
How Does It Work?
It is an opioid medication. It works in the brain and in the spinal cord that is in the Central Nervous System. It helps the brain to change the way it responds to pain. It blocks the opioid receptors and thus the signal of pain couldn’t communicate between the body and brain. This is how they feel a reduction in pain.
Tramadol starts its action 30 minutes after consumption and stays effective for about 4 to 6 hours in the body. It can be found in various body parts after 2 to 3 days after it is used for the last time.
How To Use It?
Take it as the exact way you are directed by your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Taking it for a longer period than the prescription will be very dangerous. You should not increase or decrease the doses of this medicine on your own.
Normally this medicine is taken orally.
At the initial stage of treatment, usually, the lowest dose which is Tramadol 50 mg is used. Your healthcare provider will increase the doses if needed by keeping an eye on the reaction of this medicine in your body.
The healthcare provider may increase the amount of dose seeing the necessity and the reaction of your system with this medicine. However, the maximum prescribed dose should not exceed 400 mg.
For older adults, the maximum dose should be Tramadol 300 mg.
Children below 18 years can not use it without the doctor’s approval.
Certain dangerous and less dangerous side effects can occur in the body while consuming Tramadol. You need not worry about the less dangerous or usual side effects. If the common side effects last for a longer period or get worse, then this could be a matter of concern. The usual, less serious side effects are;
- Dry mouth
- Feeling of warmth
- Feeling sad
- A general feeling of discomfort or illness
- Feeling unusually cold
- Itching or skin rash
- Joint pain
- Loss of interest or pleasure
- Muscle aches and pains
- Redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- Runny nose
- Loss of strength or weakness
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
- Stuffy nose
- Trouble concentrating
- Unusual feeling of excitement
Some certain more dangerous sides are;
- Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
- Blisters under the skin
- Blood in the urine
- Blood pressure increased
- Blurred vision
- Change in walking and balance
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Dark urine
- Difficult urination
- Dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- Fast heartbeat
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Gaseous stomach pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of memory
- Numbness and tingling of the face, fingers, or toes
- Pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially pain in the calves or heels upon exertion
- Pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
- Pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
- Pale, bluish-colored, or cold hands or feet
- Recurrent fever
- Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
- Severe cramping
- Severe nausea
- Severe redness, swelling, and itching of the skin
- Stomach fullness
- Swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
- Trembling and shaking of the hands or feet
- Trouble performing routine tasks
- Weak or absent pulses in the legs
- Yellow eyes or skin
- Chest tightness
- Cold sweats
- Cool, pale skin
- Darkening of the skin
- Decreased urine output
- Difficulty swallowing
- Hives, itching, skin rash
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Mental depression
- Muscle cramps
- Overactive reflexes
- Poor coordination
- Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- Slurred speech
- Swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- Talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
In these cases talk to your doctor immediately and do not take Tramadol anymore or you can visit the nearest hospital and can seek urgent treatment.
Missed Dose And Overdose:
There is a very low chance of missing a dose. Forgetting to take the medicine will make you feel pain since it is a pain reliever. Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if it is the time nearer to the time of taking the usual dose.
Taking multiple doses at a time or larger doses than prescribed will cause an overdose. The person who has been overdosed will experience severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, slow breathing, or no breathing. Give Naloxone to the person if they are not waking up or having slow breathing. Inform the doctor immediately, take them to the nearest hospital or call the poison help center.
Warnings And Precautions:
Drinking alcohol or consuming any kind of alcoholic substance with this medicine can be deadly.
Consult your physician about your previous health problems if any. Also, inform your doctor if you are currently suffering from any disease. Some certain diseases can get worse with the use of it. Those diseases are
- Gastrointestinal obstruction
- Acute alcohol intoxication
- Drug dependence
- Respiratory depression
- Intracranial pressure
- Liver disease
- Renal dysfunction
- Seizure disorders
Your doctor or pharmacist should be sure about your disease before giving you Tramadol.
With the doctor’s approval, a pregnant person can use this, when the necessity of using it will be at the top. If you are planning to get pregnant then inform your doctor about it.
This can pass through breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother and taking Tramadol then there is a high chance that your baby will develop some serious side effects. Visit your healthcare provider before taking it.
There are certain other drugs that can have an impact on the effectiveness of this medicine. Some other medicine in interaction with it can also cause some serious fatal problems. Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking the following medicines;
- Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
- Celebrex (celecoxib)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine)
- Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
- Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Lyrica (pregabalin)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
- Singulair (montelukast)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Moisture and direct sunlight can damage the medicines, so keep away from those. Keep the tablets in an airtight container. Children should stay away from this. Dispose of the expired and unused medicines in a place that children and animals can not reach there. You can also ask the pharmacist or the local disposal factory for it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the drug help you sleep?
Tramadol does help in sleeping as it reduces pain. Also feeling drowsy is a common and usual side effect of using it. During drug nights both doses of tramadol significantly increased the duration of stage 2 sleep, and significantly decreased the duration of slow-wave sleep
How should it Make You Feel?
This medicine does not reduce the severity of pain. This helps the brain to feel less pain. This works in the brain and in the spinal cord by binding the receptor nerves. So this makes you feel a reduction in the occurring pain.
What should you not take with tramadol?
You are strictly advised not to take alcohol with it. This will cause serious issues. There are some other medicines also that should not be taken with Tramadol, those are Ambien, Aspirin, Benadryl, Celebrex, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Lipitor, Nexium, Norco, etc.