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Tramadol pain medication: Overview

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We all have been through times when we had to reach out to the pain inflicted parts of our body to ease the pain. Pain is an expected outcome of the day’s work where our muscles and joints are under a lot of strain and slowly and steadily this discomfort adds up every day. This can cause a lot of discomfort. Easy jobs such as brushing your teeth or even folding your laundry can become a source of great discomfort.

There are various medications available in the markets that help in inducing pain relief. These medications are varied by the kind of pain they tackle. It is prescribed by doctors for moderate to moderately severe pain. However this is a strong drug that can have various overdose or addictive results. Hence it is recommended that the pain medication should be taken under proper medical supervision and guidance of a medical professional. Let us see more about this pain medication in detail.

Overview

Tramadol is a pain medication known to be prescribed by doctors for moderate to moderately severe muscular and skeletal pain. The brand version of Tramadol is sold as Ultram. However people prefer to purchase the generic version, Tramadol since the pain medication is cheaper with the same strength providing the same levels of relief to the user.

Tramadol works by blocking the pain sensation in the body to the brain. Moreover, the pain medication blocks the neural pathway of the sensation. This changes our perception of pain and gives the impression that the pain has come down.

Tramadol has an uncommon, dual acting benefit. It acts as an opiate in the expected way to change the perception of pain in the body. But beyond that it allows increased availability of two other neurotransmitter chemicals, Norepinephrine and Serotonin.

 

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Side Effects

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • In some cases, one can see allergic reactions. In such cases one should consult the doctor immediately to avoid any unwanted situations pertaining to one’s health.

Precautions

  • Firstly always inform the doctor about any allergies or any prior medications that might come in the way of the proper functioning of the medication.
  • Never overdose. One should only take the recommended dosage and in the right frequency. It can become a habit and become a harmful addiction.
  • Moreover, cardiac, renal and hepatic patients should avoid this drug as the medication can hamper their condition even further.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid this pain medication.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age should avoid the drug.
  • Never mix the medication with other pain medication.
  • Also never mix the medication with alcohol and it can contraindicate with the pain medication.
  • Finally keep the medication in a safe, cool place away from the reach of children.

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