Six Things You Should Know About Tramadol


Tramadol, a generic form of Ultram is a synthetic analgesic medication. It is known to work like a Morphine. It binds the receptor signals that transmit the sensations of pain to the rest of the parts of the body. Not before, you have a dose of tramadol, here are some of the things about tramadol that you must know to ensure it is safe and appropriate to use.



  1.  Tramadol can become your habit if you take it regularly

Doctors know what and how much medication is going to heal your pain. They prescribe you the medication that is best for you. It is recommended that you do not take Tramadol more than what is being prescribed to you. Taking it more often or taking a heavy dose can make you depend on it, which is not good for your health. Also, you should not discontinue its dose because you think that you are fine. It is important that you consult your doctor before stop taking it. If done, you might face some sudden withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dosage amount of tramadol when he/she feels to do so.

  1. Tramadol is generally prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain

To be true, tramadol changes the way how the body senses pain and reacts to it.Many of the people think that Tramadol falls into the category of NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) but to be honest, it falls into the class of opiate agonists, that changes the way the brain responds to the pain receptor signals.

3.Tramadol tablets should be taken as whole and not split, crushed or chewed

It is important that you have an intake of the medicine in the right manner as it is supposed to be had. Follow the instructions given by your doctor to what is the best way to take it. You might not be aware but, if taken in a wrong manner or in a way that is not prescribed by the doctor, you can experience serious side effects and can even be fatal. So, to avoid such situation, it is advisable that you take the right amount of dose in the way prescribed.

4.Tramadol can increase nervous disorders and respiratory depressions if combined with other substances

If your doctor has prescribed Tramadol, it is recommended that you do not have an alcohol intake until the time you take the dose. Combining drugs, tranquilizers, sedatives, or alcohol with Tramadol can result in severe breathing disorders and even cause depression.

5.Pregnant women should not take Tramadol

No research or study has yet been able to prove that Tramadol is safe for expecting mothers. Since the safety certificate is yet not established, it is recommended that the pregnant women should not use Tramadol during pregnancy. Apart from pregnancy, mothers who are breast feeding should also not take Tramadol.

6.Side effects of Tramadol are temporary

Some of the most common side effects that are usually associated with Tramadol are

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation

Some of the other common side effects may include diarrhea, rashes. itching, swelling, increase in the thirst and sweating. Many of the patients have also been reported with seizures.