My mother was give this medication for pain
6 Mar 2011
It is used for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Brand name is Ultram. Some doctor's really like the medication and other's try to avoid it. It acts similar to some of the other narcotics/opioids you may have heard of such as oxycodone or fentanyl. It is similar to these medications in that it binds to the same receptors in the body that they do and this helps to relieve pain. It is not as powerful as these medications though. Tramadol also blocks the re-uptake of some common neurotransmitters in our body(serotonin and norephinephrine). This blocking of re-uptake is involved in inhibiting some pain transmission.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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