The chemical name for tramadol hydrochloride is (± )cis-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol hydrochloride.
The molecular weight of tramadol hydrochloride is 299.84. Tramadol hydrochloride is a white, bitter, crystalline, and odorless powder.
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Tramodaol is a pain med that that doctor are told by their reps is non addictive. Wrong! Once it enter your body & mixes with you won chemistry it can become opiate like & becomes very addictive. We have members that so addicted they can't get off of it albeit helpas their paain or not. It is a drug that also if you are on it can cause seizures if suddendly stopped. Doctors only know what their reps tell tem because most (as mine) iare too busy to do much research. It like "prescribe our product it's the wonder drug of the century, blah, blah, blah!" Anyway are you on it or comtemplating taking it? I am going to refer you to the website for the professional, but read it all, Very enlightening. You can click to side effects any time it pops up or whatever. There is a lot of info & lots of mdoctor mumbo jumbo the aveage joe doesn't rreally understand or care, but I always refer people to it because it's give you the entire nitty gritty.
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Yes Tramadol like all other Opioids are addictive. The medication at first was seen as non-addictive due to the four week trial, studying the effects of the drug on different patients. In four weeks Tramadol is not addictive, but in six months it is, especially at high doses.
It really is a strange med in that it is not only an Opioid, but also an SNRI, identical in structure to many antidepressants. As a result, it does have an anti-depressant quality to it, but is the only one that I'm aware of that also hits on the Opioid sensors.
As an Opioid, it acts in an almost identical way as does Codeine. Both are about the same in strength, and both are metabolized in the same way. It turns out that some people are actually unable to metabolize either one of these drugs making them completely useless, where as for others it can give a significant amount of pain relief. It has the widest range of effect for different people out of any other medication that I personally know of.
Tramadol is also one of the very few Opioids that provide pain relief for Fibromyalgia (Methadone being the only other that I know of - although all Opioids will help a patient deal with the pain, but may not really "kill the pain".
So, getting back to the original point that was made in regards to this medication, it causing dependency. Due to the fact that it is a SNRI as well as an Opioid, when stopping this med, it is very similar to stopping two different medications at once. For some people this turns into a nightmare, for others it is as easy as pie. Regardless, it is a med that can not just be stopped as it can cause seizures, even for those who suffer no ill effects from stopping the med. All medications have their good side as well as their bad side, and it really is just a matter of figuring out if in the long run it will do more good, or will it do more harm. It's a hard decision at times. Best of luck to you!
If you're thinking about Tramadol, please weigh your other options. I took tramadol 7 years ago to deal with pain and it ended up being the worst thing I ever could have done! Here I am, 7 years later, on my 3rd attempt to get off these things. They do help with pain, but because they effect Seratonin and Norepinephrine, it gives you a very false sense of well being. I was a fully functioning addict, happy, full of energy, etc.I started out taking the recommended dosage, but quickly began taking more in order to get the same effect. Fast forward to 6 days ago and I was up to taking 25-30 a day just to function. I quit cold turkey and the withdrawals are HORRIBLE! I'm just now starting to feel slightly normal. I will tell you to please think about this and really read up on the effects this drug has had on people before you even consider taking it! Good luck!!
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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