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10-Jun-2016 07:39:00am

Tramadol: The most misunderstood medicine! Posted by Arin Erwick

Tramadol is sold under brand names Ultram, Ultracet, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and Rybix. Tramadol is considered a wonder pill for treating some of the most severely painful conditions like fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and chronic injury pain. However, for increasing number of deaths caused by tramadol abuse, tramadol use is avoided by public these days and doctors have started to discontinue prescribing it.

Is Tramadol an opioid?

Tramadol is an opioid medication.

Opioids are termed as substances which act on opioid receptors to produce euphoria. It includes morphine. This mechanism in tramadol provides pain relief and analgesia. Use of opioid for a long period creates physical dependency and hence when it is discontinued suddenly, a person can experience withdrawal symptoms.

Is Tramadol Addictive?

Any chemical that is ingested for a long period of time brings dependence. Also, Tramadol is not as strong as Vicodin for pain relief. It is prescribed in low dosage initially so that it does not bring dependence symptoms. It works very well for moderate pain. The side effects of tramadol are criticized without elaborating the fact that it produces these reactions when the person is either on some other OTCs, antidepressant or using alcohol. People with history or problems in breathing, intestinal blockages, seizures, migraine or depression, liver or kidney problems should inform their doctor about the same. Tramadol is extremely effective for chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis where other methods or medications fail to provide adequate relief.

Tramadol is a controlled medicine since 2014 and can be purchased either through a written or an online prescription. You can buy genuine tramadol pills for cheap price from licensed online pharmacies but its use should be properly guided under the supervision of a medical practitioner.