Tramadol Uses, side effects, precautions, interactions, overdose

Tramadol is the generic name of pain relief drug which made under the brand names Ultram, Conzip, Rybix ODT, and Ultram ER. It comes in a tablet or capsule. Tramadol belongs to the group of medicine called opioid analgesics, act in CNS (central nervous system) pain reliever. Form the long-time use of this medicine you may become habit-forming, which causes mental dependence.

Common Brand: Ultram,

Generic Name: Tramadol,

Drug range: 50 mg, 100 mg,

Risk: Addiction, Death,

Who can take: Not take (age under 12 years),

                            : Age group between 12-18 yr, can take Tramadol on the doctor’s advice.

                            : 18+ can take this drug.

Uses of Tramadol

This medication is used for severe pain, you can compare Tramadol similar to opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works on the brain to change, your reaction & feeling during pain. Before starting the Tramadol, use the medication guide provided by your pharmacist and every time you get a refill. If you have any inquiry, ask your specialist or drug specialist.

Accept this medicine by mouth as coordinated by your specialist, generally every 4 to 6 hours as required for help with discomfort. You may take this medication with or without nourishment. On the off chance that you have queasiness, it might take this medication with sustenance. For example, resting for 1 to 2 hours with as meager head development as could be expected under the circumstances.

The dose depends on your illness and reaction on treatment. To reduce the risk of reactions, your specialist/Doctor can guide you to start this medication on a lower dose and increase your drug dose slowly. Carefully follow the instructions of your specialist, to avoid health issues like headache, body pain.

Tramadol medicine best when they are used as primary signs of pain. The working of medicine effects is decreased If you wait until the pain has worsened.

If you are suffering from constant lower back pain, (for example, due to joint swelling), your specialist can guide you to take opioid medicines. Considering all things, this drug can be used for sudden (achievement) pain relief. Other painkillers, (for example, acetaminophen, ibuprofen) can also help you to feel painless.

A sudden stop of this prescript medicine can cause harm to you, especially in case you used it for a long time or in higher doses. To stop evacuation, your doctor can advise reducing medicine slowly.

Side Effects of Tramadol

Tramadol side effects
Tramadol side effects
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Constipation,
  • Lightheartedness,
  • Dizziness,
  • Drowsiness,
  • Headache.

Some times, the effects of this medicine decrease, if you are taking this medication for a long time(1-2 month). But, it feels such conditions which are mentioned above, consult with your doctor.

To prevent constipation which is caused by medicine can be reduced by eating dietary fiber, drink enough water and yoga.

“You can also use a laxative, ask your pharmacist which type of laxative is right for you.”

To reduce the dizziness effect, get up slowly from sitting or lying position.

Remember this medicine is provided by your doctor after knowing the medical condition.

We can’t avoid the side effects of Tramadol:

  • Allergic reaction,
  • Rash,
  • Itching/swelling,
  • Severe dizziness,
  • Trouble breathing,

Very common side effect: It happens 1 in 10 user

  • Dizziness/feeling sick,
  • Awaiting/tiredness/sleepiness/headache,

Uncommon side effect: It happens 1 in 100 user

  • Itching,
  • Fast heartbeat,
  • Rash,

Rare side effect: It happens 1 in 1,000 user

  • Dysphoria
  • Hallucinations
  • Change in ability to think/emotional nature

Very rare side effect: It happens 1 in 10,000 user

  • Flushing

Precautions

Tramadol precautions
Tramadol precautions

Before taking Tramadol, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any component like Zinc, iron, magnesium, or any others. These products may contain inactive ingredients, so the probability of allergic reactions or other problems increases more.

Before taking medicine to tell your doctor about your medical history:

  • Brain Disorder (head injury, tumor, seizures),
  • Breathing problems (asthma, sleep apnea, COPD),
  • Kidney problem/liver problem,
  • Mental disorder(confusion, depression, suicidal thoughts),
  • Drugs/alcohol addiction,
  • Pancreas related issue,
  • Obesity,
  • MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) taken by you within the last 2 weeks.,
  • Any opioid medicines (strong pain killer) like morphine, pethidine, buprenorphine,
  • Medicine which slows your breathing, high blood pressure,
  • Sleeping tablets,
  • Cimetidine,
  • Ketoconazole,
  • Ondansetron,
  • Wayfaring,
  • Any depression treatment,

This medicine makes you sleepy & dizzy, if you drinking alcohol then it may increase the timing of your dizzy or drowsy. So avoid to drive a bike, car or operating a heavy machine for your safety.

Tramadol may cause the condition which affects the heart rhythm/beat. The QT prolongation causes serious problems like fast/irregular heartbeat, so, you need medical attention.

Low levels of potassium in the blood may also increase the risk of QT.

Before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about this medicine components.

Some children have very rapid rate f side effects, so don’t continue without, the advice of a doctor.

An older person generally faces such type of side effects due to this medicine: confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, slow/shallow breathing.

You can use this medicine during pregnancy on the extreme condition with the advice of a doctor.

Ingredients:

Tramadol ingredients
Tramadol ingredients
  • The active and useful substance is Tramadol hydrochloride.
  • Other ingredients: pregelatinized starch, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), magnesium stearate.
  • Capsules contain iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171), indigo carmine (E132).

Overdose:

Overdose is not a good thing in any section like food & medicine. Medicine overdose can lead to death, so don’t miss to take medicine on time.

Missed Dose:

If you had missed to take medicine on time, don’t take a similar dose on the next day.

Note:

  • Keep Medicine away from kids.
  • Don’t use medicine for a long time.
  • Suddenly not avoid taking medicine.
  • Don’t take more medicine to accept recommended by the doctor.
  • Avoid taking the missed dose, fulfillment.

Store:

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Avoid keeping this medicine in moisture place.
  • Keep the medicine away from kids and pets.

Doses Forms (the availability of drugs)

  • Capsule, Extended Release,
  • Suspension,
  • Tablet,
  • Tablet, Extended Release,
  • Capsule, Extended Release, 24 hours.

This medicine is only available under the program of Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, if you are purchasing this medicine without a doctor prescription, you may be punished by govt. law.

Don’t avoid to take medicine, always be in touch with a doctor for your good health.



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