Generic name – Tramadol
Brand name – Ultram, ConZip, Ultram ER
IUPAC name – (±)cis-2-[(dimethylamino)
Tramadol is a strong pain killer which is prescribed by doctors when normal pain killer is no longer effective in treating pain. Tramadol is used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Tramadol is man-made or synthetic opioid but on the basis of structure it resembles with the codeine also contains one-tenth of morphine, so its working activity resembles with codeine but it is more effective in treating pain of both acute and chronic type. And one more good quality of Tramadol is not NSAID (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug). So that it does not increase the risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding which may occur with NSAIDs.
️How Tramadol works
Tramadol exacts mechanism is not known clearly till date. But it contains morphine and have similar structure like codeine, so it works like analgesic medicine. Tramadol binds to the receptors in the brain which is important for the transmission of pain from the whole body to the brain. So,tramadol stop the transmission of pain to the brain and makes your brain to stop feeling about pain. Like other opioid it is also addictive in nature.
Side effects normally depends on strength, age, chemical interaction. Children below 18 years are not allowed to intake tramadol without doctors advise.
Strength – 50 mg
3. Dry mouth
7. Feeling tired
Tramadol is a drug taken orally and taking orally thus drug is more effective. Tramadol is usually sold in two types
1. Immediate-release tablet
2. Extended-release tablet
Strength – 50 mg
1. Immediate – release tablet
️ Maximum dosage – 400 mg per day
️ Maintenance dosage – 50 mg every 4-6 hours per day
️Typical daily dosage – starting with 50 mg and increased by 50 mg in 3 days as tolerated to reach 200 mg per day for beginners.
2. Extended – release tablet
️ starting dosage – 50 mg a day
️ maximum dosage – 300 mg per day
️ Dosage increment – increase 50 mg in your dosage in 5 days as tolerated
Tramadol is a drug which have sometimes severe side effects on your body so you must consult with the doctor before using tramadol and incase of serious side effects.