Tramadol hydrochloride is a strong analgesic medicine used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain caused by an injury, surgery, or illness. The medicine belongs to the class of opioid analgesics and produces analgesia by its action on the central nervous system. Tramadol 50mg is available to buy without prescription at UK Plus Meds for patients who suffer from severe debilitating post-operative pain or pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other disorders.
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It is available in both immediate release form and an extended release formulation. The immediate release formulation of tramadol offers pain relief within an hour of its ingestion, while the extended release formulation has a slower onset of action but it offers round the clock pain relief. Tramadol is indicated for the relief of both acute and chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, tumour, etc.
How Does it Work?
Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic, which means that it relieves pain by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain. It activates opioid receptors and stimulates the release and action of serotonin norepinephrine to block pain signals and cause pain relief.
What is the Recommended Dosage?
The normal adult dose of immediate release formulation of tramadol is 50mg to 100mg every 6 hours, with total daily dose not exceeding 400mg. The extended release formulation should be taken once daily in doses of 100mg. It is important to remember kidney and liver impairment may result in increased levels of tramadol, therefore, dosage needs to be reduced for elderly patients and for patients suffering from kidney or liver disorders.
How to Use Tramadol?
The extended release tablet or capsule of tramadol should not be chewed, crushed, split, or dissolved. It must be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. Tramadol can be taken regardless of food, but it is important to take it the same way each day, with or without food.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Tramadol?
Like all other medicines, tramadol has certain side effects. Although not all of these side effects occur commonly, if they do occur it is important that you seek assistance from a healthcare professional.
Common side effects
- Nausea and vomiting
Less common side effects
- Dry mouth
- Visual disturbances
Rare side effects
- Difficulty in urination
- Difficulty in concentration
- Rapid heart beat
The use of tramadol 50mg may result in drowsiness, therefore, tasks that require attention and focus, such as driving and operating machinery, should be performed with great caution.
WHAT ARE THE PRECAUTIONS WHEN TAKING TRAMADOL 50MG?
Individuals experiencing the following medical conditions should seek additional advice before using tramadol for the relief of severe pain.
- Allergy or hypersensitivity to tramadol or to any of the ingredients contained in the formulation
- Kidney and liver disorders
- History of drug or alcohol abuse
- Drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms
- Asthma or any other breathing problem
- Mental illness or history of mental illness and suicidal thoughts or behaviours