Tramadol falls into a family of drugs called Opiates, these drugs a derived by the Middle Easter Opium Poppy. They are quite a versatile short term medication for moderate to severe pain. The way Tramadol works is by affecting the central nervous system, however, due to the way it works, it is also addictive and has a few side effects.
The main side effect, and it’s quite a pleasant one, is the fact it induces a type of euphoria while also acting like a sedative, making it ideal for use post giving birth, broken limbs and during non invasive treatments, such as packing a wound, plugging a busted nose and lancing.
There is one property to Opiates which isn’t ideal, and that is their addictive nature, meaning that these should only be given in short doses, though for terminal illness, such as quickly progressing and aggressive cancer that will not get better, Tramadol may be prescribed indefinitely to try and alleviate as much pain as possible and make you as comfortable as possible.
The strength of your particular prescription may vary from what is commonly prescribed, or even be a completely different type of tablet you’ve come across such as slow release, 25mg, or you may be told to take half of a tablet 4 times a day for example, if you are ever confused about your prescribed dosage, ask your medical practitioner to double check, clarify and explain things to you.
Although it doesn’t often happen, typos do happen to the best of us, and your prescription could say 500mg tablet 4 times a day instead of 50mg 4 times a day. Just to clarify, 500mg of Tramadol 4 times a day is a serious overdose.
We have lots of different guides that will allow you to compare lots of different drugs with Tramadol to allow you to understand any drug interactions or side effects and one that we feel may be of interest to you is our comparison guide on Cyclobenzaprine and Tramadol.
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- Will I be fine if I take Tramadol and have recently used alcohol?
- Can Tramadol be used to treat moderate pain?
- Can I become addicted to taking Tramadol?
- It is safe to crush and then take Tramadol?
- Are my sweats caused by Tramadol?
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At no point in time should you consider taking and using Tramadol if you have consumed alcohol recently, by doing so you run a very high risk of experience some very serious consequences. As such if you are about to or are taking Tramadol then you should avoid consuming alcohol at all times if you have an alcohol dependency problem then discuss that problem with your Doctor before taking and using Tramadol.
Tramadol has been formulated and designed to treat moderate to severe pain, and as such if you are experiencing pain then it will help to manage that pain. It is also sold in lots of different strengths too and one thing you will to therefore do is to ensure that you use the correct dose and strength to help your combat pain.
You could become addicted to taking and using Tramadol and as such before you do start to use it you should familiarise yourself with those risks and always be fully aware of them. If you do feel that you could become addicted to Tramadol then you should not use it, however you should have a chat with your Doctor who will be best placed to let you know if there are any alternatives that you could take instead.
At no time should you ever crush a Tramadol pill to take it, for there are some serious consequences of doing so. You should also never inhale and never inject Tramadol as by doing so you could experience a range of very serious effects when you do so. You should therefore only ever take Tramadol as prescribed to negate any possibility of experiencing those serious consequences.
You may experience sweats either at night or during the day when taking Tramadol as that is one of many different side effects often caused by taking Tramadol. Be aware that you could also experience severe redness, swelling, and itching of the skin, numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet and pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially pain in the calves or heels upon exertion.