Tramadol is an oral pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to moderately severe chronic pain. Tramadol 50mg is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic related to opioids. It alters the way your body perceives and responds to pain by acting on the brain.
Tramadol is an orally administered narcotic-like pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. This drug’s extended-release tablet formulation is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain that requires 24-hour treatment.
Common Side Effects
Side effects associated with the use of Tramadol 50mg, include the following:
- mood swings
- muscle spasms or stiffness
- menopausal symptoms
- urinary frequency
- dry mouth
- feeling unwell (malaise)
- urinary retention
Benefits of Tramadol
- Provides relief from moderate to severe pain. Tramadol (Ultram) has been shown in studies to be equally effective as other opioid pain relievers.
- Tramadol 50mg in comparison to traditional opioids, provides unique pain relief by acting on the same receptors as certain antidepressants.
- Doesn’t promote constipation as much as other opioid pain relievers. This side effect can be treated by staying hydrated and taking laxatives.
Consuming Tramadol: Things to Know
- Because this drug can make you dizzy or drowsy, avoid activities that require you to be awake until you know how it affects you.
- To avoid an upset stomach, take Tramadol 50mg with food.
- If you have liver or kidney illness, you might need a lower tramadol dose (Ultram).
- Completely swallow the extended-release tablets. Not to be broken, crushed, or chewed. Follow your doctor’s and pharmacist’s instructions for taking the extended-release pills. Take it as soon as you remember if you forget. To make up for a missed dose, don’t take more medicine.
- It may take a few days for tramadol (Ultram) to have full effect, depending on the type of pain you’re suffering.
- If you’ve been using opioids for a long time, don’t stop abruptly. You may need to reduce your intake gradually over a few days or weeks.
What other drugs will affect tramadol?
If you start or stop taking certain other medicines, you may experience breathing problems or withdrawal symptoms. If you’re taking an antibiotic, antifungal medication, heart or blood pressure medication, seizure medication, or HIV or hepatitis C medication, tell your doctor.
When Tramadol 50mg is used with other medicines, it can be extremely harmful. If you use any of the following, tell your doctor.
- allergy, asthma, blood pressure, motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, or overactive bladder medications;
- other opioid-based medications;
- Valium, Klonopin, or Xanax, benzodiazepine sedatives;
- sedatives, muscle relaxants, or other medications that cause drowsiness; or
- antidepressants, stimulants, and migraine or Parkinson’s disease medications that influence serotonin.
Dose for Pain in Adults:
50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain in adults (17 years or older).
-For those who do not require an immediate analgesic effect: Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day; titrate every 3 days in 25 mg increments to a dose of 25 mg four times a day; subsequently, increase by 50 mg as tolerated every 3 days.
The maximum daily dose is 400 mg.