Tramadol is a pain reliever that is narcotic in nature and sold under the brand name Ultram. Tramadol 100mg is prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. Tramadol 50 mg high extended-release tablets and capsules can only be used by the people who require medication to get relief from the pain around-the-clock.
Tramadol is derived from a class of medications known as opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to the pain.
How should Tramadol be used?
Tramadol comes in a form of tablets and capsules, an extended-release tablet, and an extended-release capsule to be consumed orally. Tramadol can be taken usually with or without food after every 4 to 6 hours as directed by the doctor. The patients are advised to take the extended-release tablet and the extended-release capsule at the same time of day, every day. Take the medicine exactly as directed by the doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take more amount of Tramadol tablets as a single dose or increase your doses per without consulting with your doctor. Buying generic Tramadol without prescription of a doctor is not recommended as it may cause serious side effects or death in some cases.
Important Warnings for Tramadol
Tramadol is a habit-forming drug especially with prolonged use because it is narcotic in nature. Consume Tramadol exactly according to the doctor’s guidance. While taking Tramadol, ask your doctor about the length of treatment, and other ways to manage your pain. Tell your doctor if you consume alcohol or if you have or ever had depression or another mental illness in the past.
There is a greater risk that you will misuse the medicine if you suffer from any of these conditions. 100 mg Tramadol can lead to serious or life-threatening problems, especially during the one to three days of your treatment or any time your dose is increased. Doctors should monitor the patients carefully during the entire treatment.
Storage and Disposal of the Tramadol
Store Tramadol in the container it came in and keep it tightly closed. Individuals are advised to keep the medicine out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and keep it away from excess heat and moisture. Always close the caps tightly and place the medication in a safe location.
Mild side effects like nausea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, and vomiting can be observed but they might decrease with time
You should drink a lot of water and eat dietary fibers to avoid constipation. You might also require laxative, but that too with doctor’s knowledge.
You must inform your doctor in case you observe any of these:
- Mental changes like hallucinations
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss, and
- Unusual tiredness