What is Tramadol, How does Tramadol Work?
Tramadol is also known by the brand name Ultram. It is an opioid-like pain reliever that can help treat moderate to severe pains. The reason it is opioid-like is that it is not derived from opium, unlike Oxycodone. That way Tramadol is a lot less addictive and can withstand a tremendous amount of pain. Ultram can help with post-surgical pains, severe injuries, osteoarthritis, back pains, joint pains, menstrual cramps, toothache, and general migraines and headaches.
It has similar work characteristics to an opioid. The pain signal is important for the brain. It only gets to repair the damage if there is pain. Most OTC pain relievers (Like Ibuprofen) work by stopping the pain chemical called “prostaglandin”. But If there is no prostaglandin, our brain doesn’t also repair the damage. That’s why doctors never prescribe ibuprofen after major surgery. Opioids, on the other hand, do it differently. They let the prostaglandin flow, but they change the perception of the brain about the pain signal. In other words, they tell the brain “It doesn’t hurt”. This way, the brain still gets to repair the damage, but the patient feels no pain. Opioids are the only option for a patient’s recovery after major surgery or injury. Tramadol works exactly like an opioid.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE TRAMADOL (ULTRAM)?
Some of these side effects are common with any other opioid pain relievers. It is important to remember that opioids alter the brain’s perception. In other words, it alters our consciousness so that the patient does not feel the pain. Following are the common side effects:
- Dry mouth
These may go away in a day or two. Doctors sometimes use Tramadol at smaller dosages, in the beginning, to see how the patient is coping. If all goes well, the dose can be increased.
Addiction Issues and Solution:
Tramadol is not known for addiction. It can be used safely for quite a long time. If a person finds him or herself addicted, he/she must immediately seek medical and social support. Addiction problems can be solved by detoxification, rehabilitation, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
What is the Warnings of Tramadol using?
Tramadol can be used with care in patients with pre existing
In past, use any allergy medicine
During pregnancy or lactation it can be used with care
Tramadol [HCL] is not an anti-inflammatory drug that cannot increase the chance of stomach ulcer or internal bleeding as the other drugs[nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs]can.
Important warning Extended Tramadol Release US Tablets
When you take tramadol [HCL] for long times it may become your habit. Do not take it more against doctor recommendation. Inform your doctor when you, one of your family members, your friend had use more Alcohol, use an overdose of medicine, use street medications, if you facing depression or mental illness. When you use overdose tramadol [HCL] it may cause serious complications tell it your doctor or your health care adviser as soon as possible and ask for instruction if you are addicted to an opioids also tell to your doctor if you also suffering from lungs disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD; in this it m effects lungs or airways] and head injury, brain tumor your blood pressure or any other illness which increase your blood pressure in your brain
During the first 24 to 72 hours of your treatment or when you increase your dose, tramadol [HCL] may cause some serious life threatening breathing complication. inform to your doctor if you have any breathing problem[slow breathing rate, asthma] after taking tramadol [HCL].it is responsibility to your doctor to monitor you carefully during treatment.
Tramadol [HCL] can cause high-risk breathing problems in old adults, in weaker persons, or in persons facing malnourished problems. After using tramadol [HCL] if you facing some complications like slow breathing, shortness of breath or long pauses between breaths inform your doctor quickly and get emergency medical treatment. Also in children when tramadol used some serious or life-threatening problems like slow breath or sometimes death was seeming. Childers who are younger than 12 to 18 and remove the tonsils or adenoids after surgery should never use tramadol [HCL] to treat the pain. Also in children who are younger than 12 to 18 and have neuromuscular disorder [a condition that influences the nerve which controls voluntary muscles] lungs problems or obstructive sleep apnea [a disease in which the airways blocked or becomes narrow which results in shortening of breathing or breathing stops for a short period of time during sleep] and these problems may increase their risk of breathing problems
Taking alcohol or taking some other medications which contain alcohol during your treatment with alcohol increase the risk of life-threatening side effects. Taking tramadol during pregnancy or plan, want to become pregnant, inform to your relevant doctor, Because after the birth it may cause serious problems, after withdrawal indications.
After giving tramadol [HCL] to your baby and if your baby show symptoms like irritability, change the sleeping pattern, hyperactivity, weight loss, vomiting, out of control vibrate the part of the body, quick call your baby’s doctor and tell him/her baby’s conditions
Tramadol Using in High risk groups:
There are some groups of patients who should not give tramadol [HCL] to prevent for further complications. Patients which are suffering from kidney dysfunctions
Older or infants
Strengths Dosage Forms and Geriatric:
Frequency, 4 hourly
400mg is maximum dose
In 2 to 3 minutes IV injection is given
If Dose 50 to 100 mg
One time dose 1.8mg
Frequency 6 hours
Route IV, IM,PO
What type of tramadol is?
Tramadol [HCL] is anesthetic like pain reliever.in adults it is used to treat moderate to severe pain like after serious injury or any operation. When other weaker painkillers do not work then tramadol [HCL] is given for best results, and only used when doctor is recommended
How we can take Tramadol [HCL]?
First, when to take tramadol [HCL] the first time you should take a low dose [50mg] at bedtime and then going to the maximum dose, First you start a low dose at night. After one weak you should add one dose a day [morning+ evening].next after one weak you should add one more tablet according to your pain [morning+ noon+ night]
Tramadol [HCL] can cause dizziness, so after taking this medicine you cannot drive cannot work on heavy machines, and cannot do any other harmful activities. Tramadol [HCL] can also affect the neuroplasticity of the brain, it also lower down the intercellular level of cAMP, cGMP, PKC, PKA Tramadol 50mg, Many of peoples use tramadol [HCL] to treat anxiety or insomnia because after taking it to cause dizziness
Some people take a nonprescription weaker painkiller as paracetamol aspire or ibuprofen with tramadol [HCL] .it is fine or safe to take and it works different angles to the pain. Tramadol [HCL] also good work in chronic back pain. Tramadol for pain Relief is also a good energy booster. Most of the patients, after using tramadol reported that tramadol can boost up their energy which can increase their daily life activities
Due to its anti-depressant property, it increases the serotonin level in the brain, when it takes, and it causes a rise in mood swings. Tramadol [HCL] also makes you last longer in bed.it has a good effect on premature ejaculation. Objective developments in pleasure with sexual intercourse and control over ejaculation, After taking long periods of time of tramadol [HCL] it may cause anger and aggressive’ also increase comorbid anxiety [more than one illness or disease in one patient at the same time]
which Drugs cannot use with tramadol [HCL]
Drugs that have anticonvulsant properties like Carbamazepine [Trade name=Tigerton] cannot use with tramadol [HCL].carbamazepine can make tramadol [HCL] less effective to lower down the pain. Another second side effect of this medicine is that it also decreases the amount of tramadol in your body.