Tramadol Hydrochloride is generic form of Ultram (also known as Ultracet, Adolonta, Dolol, Dromadol, Ixprim, Mandolgin, Ralivia, Tralodie) pain relief rx medicine used for treating moderate to severe pain.
Tramadol has been proved to be one of the most effective and safe analgesic with a very low interaction potential. Therefore it represents a drug of first choice if moderate to severe pain states have to be treated in pediatric, adult and elderly patients including those with poor cardiopulmonary function.
Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic. Structurally it is not an opiate, but it exhibits some opioid characteristics. It was effective for the treatment of pain from myocardial ischaemia, ureteric colic and acute trauma.
Good results have been published for cancer pain management with tramadol in several studies. In comparative studies in postoperative and post-trauma pain, tramadol 100 mg intramuscularly or intravenously was equivalent to 5–10 mg of morphine.
How Does Tramadol Hcl Work?
Tramadol HCL stop the pain signal travel up along the neurons from the area affected to the brain. It works like an opiate, so that the pain relief offers maximum results, but it has the lower risk side effects associated with analgesics, making many people feel safer taking it than other medications.
The Right Tramadol Dosage
Tramadol HCL is available in three different formulations, including 50mg, 100mg, and extended release form. Recommended regimens for pain management include doses of 50 mg to 100 mg administered every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
When it comes to taking pain medication, you should always be aware of the limitations of the medication and how taking too much medication can affect you in a negative way.
How Should This Pain Relief Medicine Be Used?
Tramadol comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. Take the extended-release tablet at about the same time of day every day, and either always take it with food or always take it without food.
If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or tramadol dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
Is Generic Ultram/Ultracet Safe?
When choosing between equally effective analgesics, relative safety is important. Tramadol is one of many medications that don’t have greatly debilitating side effects, but it can be dangerous in large doses and with improper use.
Tramadol binds weakly to opioid receptors, so at normal doses constipation and respiratory depression occur less frequently than with opioids. Tramadol is metabolised in the liver and excreted by the kidneys, so doses should be adjusted in patients with impaired liver or kidney function.