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Tramadol 50 mg is a synthetic pain relieving aid. It comes under Opioid agonist narcotics. It stops the receptors in the brain to identify pain in the body. Ultram, UltramER, and Conzip are popular brand names in the U.S for Tramadol. The FDA approved it in 1995.
Information about Tramadol Medication
The doctor prescribes it for moderate or severe pain. Patients taking this drug might have a probability of getting addicted to its prescribed dosage. It is not a Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), so there is no risk of internal bleeding or ulcers.
Tramadol comes in 3 forms-
- Tablet for immediate release:50mg.
- Tablet for extended-release :50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
- Capsules for extended-release: 50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
You can take 50 mg every 4-6 hours. The top portion is 400 mg so that one can take it with or without food. But doctors generally advise taking it after food so that the medicine can work properly. The extended-release tablets are suitable 50mg daily; under doctor supervision, you can increase it by more than 50 mg with time. Remember not to exceed the Tramadol dosage of 300 mg per day as then it becomes an overdose. Children below 17 years of age should avoid an extended-release tablet.
It should not be taken by children below 12 years of age. If any children 12 -18 years of age are overweight and have respiratory problems, lung disease, or liver disease should avoid this drug. It should not be taken after any adult surgical procedure, especially by children or people above 40 years of age.
Side effects of Tramadol 50mg
People can experience nausea and may vomit. Some experience constipation or diarrhea and other Tramadol side effects. It causes a lot of discomforts. Apart from a physical disorder, it can also cause mental illnesses like anxiety, restlessness. Weakness and headache are common problems people resist during this medication. FDA guidelines regarding this drug include Accidental Ingestion’s condition, where it says that a single dose of this medicine by a child can cause death. It increases Serotonin in the body that can lead to Serotonin toxicity.
It is not recommended to a pregnant woman or breastfeeding woman to cause congenital disabilities in the unborn child if taken during the initial months of incubation. It also has the potential to harm the infant during its high dose by its mother. If the doctor advised you to take medicine for a long time, you might have to keep certain things regarding diet and body response towards the treatment.
Tell the doctor if you are allergic to Tramadol. Show your personal medical history and especially if any poor medical history runs in your family. Don’t use alcohol or marijuana as it can increase drowsiness. Low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood can cause QT prolongation.
Take special care during travel and monitor your body response. It is narcotic and addictive. Suddenly leaving this medication can cause withdrawal symptoms. It includes sore muscles, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, abdominal pain, excessive sweating, muscle pain, continuous headache, joint pain, and mental disorders like confusion and anxiety.
You can buy Tramadol 50 mg in the U.S drugstores for between $14 to $35.In India, brand name lupin provides ten tablets of Tramadol for just INR 200.
Always store Tramadol 50 mg at regular room temperature. Keep it out of reach from pets, children, moisture, sunlight. Do not use expired pills.
It is a really effective drug to heal pain and even ease depression but it includes Antifungal, antipsychotic drugs. People should avoid it with Anaesthesia, Lithium, and other opioid drugs that can increase serotonin levels in the body. Depression medicines like sertraline, MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors) also cause breathing issues and headaches. Hypnotics are not allowed either to decrease your blood pressure and, with carbamazepine drug to cause a stroke.
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