Tramadol and all you need to know about it

Tramadol is known to be similar to narcotic analgesics that is used to treat moderate and severe pains. This medicine should be taken orally as suggested by your doctor.

The following articles will tell about Tramadol online and its various uses, its composition and side effects.

Chemical composition

Tramadol or Tramadol hydrochloride is an analgesic that is used to treat severe pain. Each 50 mg capsule contains 50 mg of Tramadol hydrochloride. In addition to these active ingrediants, the following active ingredients that are present in the capsuleĀ are colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose and sodium starch glycolate.

Usage

Tramadol should be taken via the mouth as directed by your physician. It should be consumed every 4 hours or 6 hours as required. This drug can be consumed with or without food. The dosage depends on your medical condition and requirements as well as your response to your treatment.

This medication must be used at a low dose at the beginning and the dose should be gradually increased. The maximum recommended dose that can be consumed is 400 milligrams per day and should not be increased.

Side effects

Though this medicine is used to relieve severe pain, there may also be side effects of the same. These side effect may be improved if you are prone to drugs or alcohol.

The side effects include

  • vomiting,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • headache
  • and constipation.

If any of the side effects persist for long a doctor must be consulted. In order to prevent constipation eat a diet that is rich is fibre and that has enough water and enough exercise. Drug allergy is rare in the case of this medicine.

Precautions before taking this medicine

You should always inform your doctor before taking Tramadol. This product may also cause allergies if you are allergic to the inactive ingredients. Before consuming Tramadol you should ensure that you have no brain injury, breathing problems, COPD, sleep disorders, kidney or liver disease or any different kind of stomach problems. Also avoid this medication if you are having constipation.

Taking Tramadol while nursing or pregnancy

It is advised that Tramdaol should not be administered while you are pregnant or are breast feeding as it may affect the fetus or the baby while nursing. In case you feel that there is an overdose of Tramadol, you should immediately contact your doctor right away.