When it comes to painkillers, none are more commonly prescribed for moderate or severe pain than Tramadol and for some very good reasons. Why is this so? Simply put, because no other painkiller is as potent and as safe than Tramadol.
Like I said, Tramadol is a painkiller, used to treat pain ranging from moderate to severe. It is, more closely an opioid drug. This means that it is used for serious pains. Where other painkillers are not strong enough to help with the pain, Tramadol proves just how potent it is by quickly and successful dealing with it.
How is this medication working in the first place? This painkiller is a centrally acting analgesic. This means that it has the ability to interfere with the pain that reaches the brain. By doing this, it does not make the pain go away, as that would be pointless in most situations, but it makes our lives much easier in times we are feeling it and it is excruciating.
It is important to note that painkillers are not to be trifled with, and as a very potent one, Tramadol even less. Get a prescription from your doctor before you start taking it and follow it closely. There are a lot of reasons for this.
First is that some people might react badly to it. Either they are allergic to it or they are using some other medication that might react badly to Tramadol. You need to consult with your doctor to know if it is even safe to take Tramadol.
Then there is a matter of the correct dosage. For mild to moderate types of pain, 25 milligrams in the morning should be enough in the start, but it can be raised with the consultation with your doctor. Usually, you will be taking this dosage to 4 times a day and maybe even go to 50 mg. In case of more severe pain, you will most likely be prescribed a 100 mg dose at once.
Also, it is very important to mention that Tramadol should not be used for a long period of time. This drug can cause dependency, both physical and psychological and it can become a problem to get off it, especially without any expert help as the withdrawal symptoms can be quite drastic.
There are also several possible side effects when taking Tramadol which you should be aware off. They include, but are not limited to: sweating, nausea, constipation, etc. Also, drowsiness can be experienced, but not as much as with other opioid drugs.
Whether you are suffering from pain due to an injury or because of some chronic condition, such as fybromyalga, rheumatoid arthritis or you have the restless legs syndrome, or you are given this opioid as a post-operative treatment, you will see that it can be a great relief against some very strong pain.