Tramadol information
Tramadol, also sold under brand names Ultram and Ultram ER, is a narcotic pain reliever used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain The extended-release (ER) version is used to treat chronic pain that requires 24-hour maintenance. In addition, there may be other uses for this medication.

Before taking Tramadol, it is important to discuss with your doctor whether you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol. This is important because Tramadol should not be taken when one is intoxicated or by those who have recently used drugs such as alcohol, other narcotic pain medications, medication for the treatment of depression or anxiety, tranquilizers such as Valium, medicine for the treatment of mental illness such as schizophrenia, or street drugs.

Further, although the risk of seizure is present for all users of Tramadol, this risk may be significantly higher in those who have certain medical conditions. For that reason, it is important that you tell your doctor if you suffer from any of the following conditions: a history of drug abuse, epilepsy or seizure disorder, previous head injury, or a metabolic disorder. Other disorders that may make Tramadol contraindicated include kidney disease, liver disease, any disorder of the stomach, or a history of depression or mental illness.

If you are pregnant and considering taking Tramadol, it is important to know that the drug is in pregnancy category C. This means that the medication may be harmful to an unborn baby, and it may also cause serious – or even fatal – side effects in a newborn if it is administered to the mother during pregnancy or labor. Note, too, that Tramadol can enter a mother’s breast milk and can therefore be harmful to a nursing baby.

Age is a factor in a patient’s suitability for Tramadol, too. It should not be given to anyone under 16 years of age, and for those over 65 a lower-than-usual dose may be recommended. Finally, take Tramadol exactly as it has been prescribed. Take it with a full glass of water and do not crush the tablet. You may take it with or without food, but whichever way you choose, be sure to take it the same way every time.
Tramadol Drug

Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic, generally used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Further, it is often used to treat most types of neuralgia. Possible uses include treatment of the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression, but these uses have not as yet been widely endorsed by the health-care profession.

Tramadol Medication Information

Tramadol is pproximately 10% of the potency of morphine (another widely used pain reliever) when administered intravenously or intramuscularly. In this case, the daily maximum dosage is 600 mg. When administered orally, the dosage can range from 50 to 400 mg daily. Tramadol is also available in a combination pill that contains 37.5 mg of Tramadol and 325 mg of paracetamol. The daily recommended dose of these pills is one or two pills every four to six hours.

Tramadol Prescription

Tramadol should not be taken by anyone who has ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor; do not increase the dosage or length of time you take Tramadol.

Do not stop taking this medication before consulting your doctor. It may be necessary for you to gradually wean yourself from the medication in order to lessen withdrawal symptoms. If you do experience withdrawal, symptoms may include anxiety, sweating, nausea, tremors and hallucinations, among others. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms upon cessation of the medication.

Tramadol Side Effects

The possible side effects of Tramadol are many. Among them are dizziness, weakness, sleepiness, agitation, headaches, mood swings, heartburn, indigestion, vomiting, uncontrollable shaking, or nausea.

Other, more serious side effects may include: seizures, hives, rash, difficulty breathing, swelling in the face, mouth, hands, feet or legs, and hallucinations. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Tramadol Storage

Keep Tramadol in its original container, tightly closed. Also, store it at room temperature away from excess heat and moisture, which can change the composition of the medication (the bathroom is not an ideal place to store medication). As with all medications, keep Tramadol away from children.

Symptoms of Tramadol Overdose

The most important thing to know is that in case of an overdose – or suspected overdose – call your local poison control center. If, however, the victim is not breathing or has lost consciousness, call 911. Symptoms of Tramadol overdose may include:
• Contracted pupils
• Breathing difficulty
• Excessive drowsiness
• Seizures
• Heart attack

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