Tramadol (Ultram)

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Generic Name: tramadol (TRAM a dol)
Brand Names: ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ultram
Dosage: 50mg, 100mg
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Tramadol (Ultram) is the generic name for a narcotic-like analgesic or pain reliever. It is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain, both acute and chronic. It works in the brain and nervous system to reduce pain.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Tramadol include nausea and dizziness.

General – Malaise

Cardiovascular – vasodilation

CNS – anxiety, confusion, sleep disorder

Gastrointestinal – abdominal pain, anorexia, flatulence

Musculoskeletal – hypertonia

Skin – rash

Urogenital – menopausal symptoms, urinary frequency, urinary retention

Other less reported adverse reactions include syncope, tachycardia, anaphylaxis, death, weight loss, amnesia, hallucinations, paresthesia, dyspnea, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, migraine, hepatitis, liver failure, cataracts, deafness, tinnitus, GI bleeding among others.

Drug Interactions and Precautions

Tramadol should not be used in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components. There is a risk of seizures in patients taking various medications such as:

  • Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • MAO Inhibitors
  • Neuroleptics
  • Tricyclic antidepressants TCAs and other compounds such as Cyclobenzaprine and Promethazine
  • Other opioid analgesics

This medications should not be taken if you have any of the following illnesses:

  1. Acute abdominal conditions
  2. Renal and hepatic disease

Contraindications

The use of this drug is contraindicated for people deficient in CYP2D6 enzymes. Should be avoided in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under 16 years. Use in the elderly should be monitored with caution.

Dependence

This drug can become addictive if taken in conjunction with alcohol, other opioids or illicit drugs. The misuse of Tramadol can lead to overdose and death. To reduce the risk of addiction, one should take mediation only as prescribed. Withdrawal symptoms may present if the medication is stopped abruptly. These can be avoided if the medication is tapered down.

How to Take- Dosage and Administration

Tramadol (Ultram) tablets are available as film coated white capsules. They can be administered in 50 to 100 mg doses for pain relief every four to six hours. This dose should not exceed 400 mg per day. Can be taken with or without food.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip missed dose and return to regular schedule. Never take two doeses at once.

Overdose

An overdose of Tramadol can present with symptoms such as respiratory depression or bradycardia, somnolence, muscle flaccidity, cardiac arrest, cold and clammy skin. Precedence should be given to maintaining a patent airway. Emergency medical attention should be sought by calling the Poison Helpline at 1800-222-1222. Naloxone can reverse overdose symptoms, but administration can increase the risk of seizures. Oxygen and vasodepressors should be administered.

Storage

This medication should be stored at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) in a tight container and kept away from children.

What does generic mean

You can choose to buy Tramadol generic brands such as Ultram. A generic drug is simply one that has the same active ingredient as the brand name drug and the same therapeutic effect. They are just as safe for consumption as the brand name drugs and are generally less expensive. You can also buy Ultram online.

How to buy Tramadol Online

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