Generic Name: tramadol (TRAM a dol)
Brand Name: ConZip, Ultram, Ultram ER
What is Tramadol?
It is one of the best pain relief pills that help in treating moderate to severe pain in adults and it works on the brain by changing the reaction of your body or how your body reacts to the pain and responds.
Tramadol is used when treatment for severe pain is needed around the clock. This medicine should prescribe by a doctor and if you don’t have the prescription from a doctor then you will not be able to buy it from the medical stores.
How to use Tramadol?
First, read the medication guide properly that your doctor or pharmacist has given you at the time of giving medication information. If, still you have any queries or questions regarding medication or any other thing then contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Doctors always suggest, taking this medicine through your mouth every 4 to 6 hours to reduce pain and give relief. You can consume this medicine according to your comfort (with or without food). In case, if you have a problem of nausea then taking the best anti-pain reliever pill with food would be very helpful for you. Although you can talk to your doctor if you have nausea, he or she will advise you a better way to reduce it.
Dosage of Tramadol is basically based on the medical condition of the patient and the response analyzed by the doctor. For better results and to reduce the chances of side effects, your doctor or pharmacist will start your medication with a low dosage. Follow your timetable of taking medicine regularly as directed by the doctor and do not make changes in it on your own otherwise you may face the side effects.
The maximum dosage of tramadol medicine is 400 milligrams per day but if the age of the patient is above 75 then the maximum dosage a doctor will suggest is 300 milligrams per day. Do not increase or reduce the dosage of medicine without consulting the doctor it may harm you or may create some serious problem in your body.
Side effects of Tramadol
There are some side effects that can occur during your medication period-
- Severe headache
If you notice any of these symptoms in you then direct contact to your doctor or pharmacist.
Most people didn’t get any side effects from this drug but if you will notice any side effects then contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
If you want to avoid side effects like constipation then take medicines on time, eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and do some exercise n a regular basis.
Dizziness and lightheadedness can be avoided if you will stand up slowly while standing up or from the lying position. This medicine is given to you to reduce your pain not to give pain so don’t worry about the side effects because if you will follow your doctor’s instructions, you will not get any side effects.
If you have any serious side effects then tell this thing to your doctor. Side effects include- problem in breathing while sleeping, mental/mood/behavior changes such as hallucinations and agitation, sudden abdominal or stomach pain, the problem in urinating, the problem in adrenal glands such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, weight loss, and other related problems.
Get yourself or the patient the emergency medical health support for the best treatment of side effects like a sudden increase in heart beats, dizziness, faintness, and seizures.
This drug doesn’t have any serious allergic reaction but if you will notice something like that then you can contact your pharmacist or doctor.
Precautions Before Taking TRAMADOL
Before going on the medication for tramadol, tell your doctor or medical professional about your allergic reactions from this medicine or from other medicines. Maybe this drug has some ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction or any other problem to your body. If you notice any allergic reaction situation in your body then direct contact to your doctor or pharmacist.
Enclose your medical history in front of your doctor or medical professional that may include brain disorders (injury in the head, tumor, and seizures), the problem in breathing (asthma, sleep apnea, & COPD), kidney or liver disease, mental disorder (depression, anti-anxiety, stress, tension), And addiction to smoking or drinking. Do not drink while you are taking this medication as it may harm you very badly. If you are addicted to marijuana then tell this thing to your doctor. While using this medicine you may experience some dizziness or drowsiness and taking marijuana or alcohol may make you more dizzy or drowsy. So, avoid marijuana and alcohol while using this medication.
Interaction of the drug may change how this medication works and may increase the chances of side effects. Tell your doctor about all the medicines or products that you are taking whether they are prescribed or non-prescribed. Also, if you are using any herbal product that contains some medical ingredients then tell your doctor about it as it may cause a problem by interacting with this drug.
Do not start, change, or add the dosage of any medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist because it can reduce the effect of medicine and increase the chances of side effects.
Products that may interact with the medicine you are taking include certain pain medications (mixed opioid agonist-antagonists such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol), naltrexone.
Using other medicines with this drug may affect the removal of tramadol from your body that is not good for your treatment.
What Happen if I Overdose TRAMADOL
In case, some have overdosed this drug and notice symptoms like the problem in breathing or passing out, give naloxone to the patient if you have otherwise, contact the medical health emergency support as soon as possible. You can also contact the poison control center of your city, they will reach you and handle the condition. The symptoms of overdose include slow breathing, coma, seizures.