Drug tramadol is taken orally without crushing, splitting or dissolving the tablet as the whole form of the drug produces greater effectiveness. The drug must be swallowed with water after a short period time after eating. Oral administration of tramadol is preferred as it immediately releases into the digestive system and interacts with their receptors in the brain to produce stimulus for reducing acute and chronic pain in the body.
Both immediate-release and extended-release tablets interact with the mu opioid receptor in the brain and inhibits the production of serotonin and norepinephrine neurotransmitters for treating moderate to severe pain. The analgesic properties of tramadol can be seen within one hour of orally administering the drug and it usually last for about 2-4 hours in the body.
Before using tramadol treatment for moderate to severe pain, it is necessary to buy genuine and good quality tramadol online and consult your doctor for the right dosage. It can be used only with a prescription as improper dosage of the drug can lead to several side effects.
For adult patients, the recommended daily amount of tramadol administered through orally should not exceed more than 50 milligrams and in rare cases,it can be extended up to 100 milligrams. This dosage is usually applied for immediate-release tablets. For extended-release tramadol, it is best to stick to 100 milligrams once a day and slowly increase upto 300 milligrams only as recommended by a doctor.
If the patients are above 65 years of age, then certain criteria will be considered before administering tramadol for avoiding its adverse side effects. People with kidney and liver problems should not take tramadol dosage as it can lead to several complications.In cases, where tramadol must be given to these patients, then the dosage should be reduced and the treatment must be conducted under the vigilance of a doctor for avoiding any fatal complications.
The duration of the therapeutic treatment using tramadol should not extend for more than two or three weeks as it can lead to dependency and addition problems. For chronic pain, extended-release tablets works best and for mild to moderate pain immediate-release tramadol tablets treatment can be recommended.
After completion of the treatment, the dosage must be gradually reduced under the guidance of a doctor and it should not be stopped abruptly as it can lead to adverse side effects on the body.
Overdose of Generic Tramadol
Tramadol is strictly a prescription only medication and in cases, where an overdose of tramadol occurred without prescription, it is necessary to provide the patient with first medical aid by washing the stomach and inducing vomit for emptying the contents inside the stomach immediately.
In cases, where the patient is experiencing any slowed heartbeat, slowed breathing, weakness, fatigue and dizziness, then it is necessary to seek medical help to admit the patient directly to emergency department in the hospital to avoid casualty.
Symptoms of Increased Use of Generic Tramadol
Tramadol primary interacts with opioid receptors in the brain and increased use of the drug can lead to several adverse symptoms in the body such as,
- Dry mouth
- Slowed breathing
- Excessive Sweating
- Muscle Soreness
In such cases, doctor will provide emergency treatment for eliminating the side effects of tramadol and completely stop the adverse reactions in the body. If the patient has taken a larger dose of the drug, then doctors might require additional swift treatment methods for saving the life. Therefore, it is advised not to consume heavy doses of tramadol or mix it with other substances such as alcohol and other drugs as it can lead to death.