Other Brand name: Ultram
Generic name: Tramadol HCI
Generic name: Tramadol HCI
Indications of Tramadol:
Tramadol is known by several names including Tranzex, Tramol-SR, Tramatas and Aurotrama. It is used to provide relief for moderate to severe pain. Post surgical pain or pain caused by chronic conditions like joint pain or cancer is also the other areas where the drug is used.
The mode of action of Tramadol is that it reduces the perception of the brain towards pain and the resulting response. The supplementary mode action is that it reduces the degree of pain signals as they are transmitted from one nerve to the other. There can also be other uses of Tramadol, which your pharmacist or doctor should know about.
Before using Tramadol:
Tramadol is in the form of tablets for oral administration. As required Tramadol is taken every 4 to 6 hours, with or without food. You need to follow the directions for use as prescribed by your physical methodically.
If there is any part you do not understand, feel free to ask your doctor or pharmacist for further explanations.
You should take Tramadol according to directions as given in the prescription. Tramadol can cause drug-dependence. Never take Tramadol in excess or more frequently or for a period longer than what you have been prescribed.
What you should know about Tramadol use:
Before starting to take Tramadol inform your doctor whether you have a history of liver or kidney disease; alcohol or drug dependence. After hearing this, your doctor may not allow you to have the medication, adjust the dose, or advise special monitoring during therapy.
Tramadol belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This implies that its effect on the unborn is not yet known. If you are pregnant do not use Tramadol without seeking prior approval from the doctor.
Its impact on breast milk is also unknown. Therefore it is not advisable to take Tramadol, if you are breast-feeding. People over 75 years of age are more prone to experience many side effects of Tramadol. 300 mg is the maximum daily dose for patients who are over 75 years of age.
Children below 16 years of age should not be administered Tramadol, according to FDA.
In case you miss a dose:
In case you have missed a dose, take the Tramadol as soon as you can remember. But if this time it is closer to your next dose, you should simply ignore the missed dose and carry on with your regular dozes schedule. Do not take double the dose, just because you missed a dose.
Likely side effects with Tramadol:
Though rare, side effects from Tramadol do happen. The most common side effects are linked to the central nervous system. This means that you could suffer from speech problems or migraine and gastrointestinal ailments like stomatitis, hepatitis, liver failure or gastrointestinal bleeding.
If the following symptoms turn serious or tend to linger, talk to your doctor immediately: headache, giddiness, sleepiness, vision problems, stomach upset, vomiting and loose motion.
If the following symptoms appear, inform doctor quickly: inflammation and redness, facial itching, rapid heartbeats, no feeling or tingling sensation of feet and hands, problems with breathing, change in the pattern of urination, seizures.
The best way to store Tramadol:
Tramadol should be kept in an air tight container. Keep it at 25°C (77°F); temporary storage allowed between 15 – 30°C (59 – 86°F).
Tramadol to provide patients with relief for moderate to severe pain.