Tramadol: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Tramadol

Facts

  • Tramadol Is A Narcotic Analgesic And Is Used To Treat Moderat to Severe Pain.
  • It is a Schedule IV controlled substance that has been associated with addiction, abuse, and misuse.
  • The FDA approved tramadol in March 1995

Side Effects:

The more common side effects can include:

    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Constipation
    • Dry mouth
    • Lack of energy
    • Sweating

Less Common Side effects;

  • Itching,
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • sweating,
  • vertigo And
  • visual disturbances.

Mechanism Of Action:

Tramadol is a synthetic pain reliever (analgesic). The exact mechanism is unknown, but it is similar to morphine. Like morphine, it binds to receptors in the brain (narcotic or opioid receptors) that are important for transmitting the sensation of pain from throughout the body to the brain.

Tramadol is not a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), therefore, it does not have the increased risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding that can occur with NSAIDs.

Tramadol Dose:

Usual Adult Dose for Pain is 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain
Don’t exceed from  400 mg per day

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Suspension
  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Tablet
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  1. It should be avoided and diclophenac or paracetamol or this combination should be tried First for relief of pain and tramadol should Be used under the guidance of Psychiatrist or .medical officer only

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