Tramadol is an opioid analgesic, used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It works in the brain to change the body’s feeling and response to pain.
Tramadol has a calming effect, and also causes an intense feeling of excitement and happiness (euphoria) – this property of tramadol is one of the reasons why it is abused.
Being an opioid, Tramadol is addictive.
The approved dosage of this drug by FDA is 50mg and 100mg.
Higher doses of Tramadol can cause the following;
- Seizure (convulsion)
- Slow breathing
- Slow heart rate
- Muscle weakness
Do not take Tramadol if you have:
- Severe breathing problems
- A blockage in your stomach or intestines,
- Recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic medication, or an MAO inhibitor (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others).
Note:Do not drink alcohol while taking tramadol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.
Is tramadol used in treating premature ejaculation?
Tramadol is known to delay ejaculation. However, the mechanism by which tramadol delays ejaculation is yet to be identified.
What are the side effects of TRAMADOL?
The common side effects may include:
- nausea and vomiting
- stomach pain
- dizziness, drowsiness, and tiredness
NOTE: Seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.