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Tramadol a man-made pain reliever

Tramadol is a synthetic pain reliever which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, it is very much similar to narcotics analgesics.  The exact mechanism is not yet known but according to some doctors and researchers, the action of tramadol is similar to that of Morphine.  Unlike Morphine Tramadol binds to receptors in the brain which are responsible for transmitting the sensation of pain from throughout the body to the brain. Tramadol (Ultram) is effective in both chronic and acute pain and it gets absorbed in less time.


For pain, you never know when it can turn sever and you have to keep struggling with it. So without wasting any time, you can opt for tramadol.  This pain med is not a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which makes sure that it does not have the increased risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding.

Working Mechanism

Tramadol (Ultram) is a narcotic and a man-made pain reliever which is used to treat severe pain. The pain med changes the way of the perceiving pain in both body and mind; it binds the receptors of the brain which transmits the sensation of pain from throughout the body to the brain. As it gets absorb in less time so it can make an effect on your body immediately.  Tramadol (Ultram) is effective for 4-5 hours and sometimes until 24 hours. This is how the medicine works in our system giving us instant relief.

Is the pain med narcotic?

Tramadol is a schedule IV controlled drug which makes it narcotic and addictive. Prolong use of this medicine can associate you with addiction. Sometimes abuse or misuse of this medicine can lead to overdose and death. Do not stop the medicine immediately as you may face some withdrawal symptom. So before stopping; consult with your doctor, who will reduce the dosage and then you, can discontinue the medicine. Some of the withdrawal symptoms that you may face are-

  • Excessive tear production
  • Restlessness
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Increase heart rate
  • Abnormal blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Insomniac
  • Joint pain
  • Abdominal cramps

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Important facts

  • The pain med is not advisable to use below the age of 18 years
  • Making powder of the medicine to inhale or mixing with water to inject can lead to death
  • Since it is narcotic, so you do not try to overdose
  • Never mix pain med with Alcohol
  • It is not recommended to take the pill with sleeping pills
  • The medicine comes in different powers like 50 mg am and 100 mg. so not advisable to split the medicine.

These are some of the important highlighted features of this pain med. Every medicine comes with some boon and bane, so if we take into consideration of the ill effects and be little careful, no medicine can harm us, because everything in limit is good.

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