Tramadol is an oral, opioid pain-relieving drug that is marketed under the brand name, Ultram being the most widely prescribed and recognized. Tramadol is most often prescribed to treat moderate levels of pain including dental, osteoporosis, and neuropathy in both acute and chronic settings. It is also approved for treating cancer pain in less than 3 months.
Tramadol stands apart from other opiates for 2 reasons:
Tramadol gets attached to receptors in your brain to change your perception of pain. However, Tramadol also allows the chemical messengers Norepinephrine and Serotonin to remain available to your brain for a longer period. It is believed that this helps block pain signals in your spinal cord. So we can see that the medication Tramadol only helps in the blocking of the pain signal. Similar to Soma medication Tramadol also relaxes the muscles making us feel sleepy and dizzy at times.
It is recommended that one should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while under effect of Tramadol.
Tramadol is a highly dependent drug. Often, Tramadol addictions happen accidentally by patients unknowingly abusing their prescribed medication. When used for a prolonged amount of time, the body builds up a certain amount of tolerance. The user has to continually take more per dosage in order to receive the same initial effect. This is a dangerous concept because eventually, the body will not be able to handle the amount of the drug administered. This is when an overdose may occur.
In overdose, Tramadol induces significant neurological toxicity (seizures, coma, respiratory depression), but cardiovascular toxicity is mild. Anyone in close proximity to someone taking it or as the patient prescribed this particular drug should know the signs of an overdose. Medical attention should be administered immediately if any of the signs of an overdose begin to appear.
Symptoms can vary from person to person and depend on factors including how an individual’s body responds to the drug, how much was taken and whether it was taken in combination with any other substances. Although respiratory depression and constipation are less common with Tramadol, even amongst other opioid medication, it can occur, in particular, after overdose and with impaired renal function. Unlike other opioid medications, Tramadol abuse is not usually associated with the development of tolerance, physical dependence or psychological addiction. There is an increase in the risk of seizures where epilepsy is prevalent. To diagnose a possible overdose, look for these signs:
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