What is Tramadol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Tramadol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Tramadol is in a class of prescriptions called sedative (opiate) analgesics. It works by altering how the nervous system and brain respond to pain.
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid used to alleviate physical pain.It raises levels of feel-good neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine while also acting on receptors in the brain to prevent pain signals from being transmitted.


Tramadol is a powerful pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain that does not respond to other medications. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid that reduces pain by acting in the brain and spine (central nervous system).

Tramadol's extended-release form is intended for continuous pain relief. Tramadol in this form should not be taken for pain relief on an as-needed basis.


Tramadol should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Read all medication guides and follow the instructions on your prescription label.

When you start taking tramadol, stop taking any and all opioid medications.

You can take tramadol with or without food, but you should always take it the same way each time.

To avoid taking an excessive dose that could result in death, swallow the tablet or capsule whole. Do not crush, chew, open, dissolve, or chew on it.

Use a dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon) or the supplied syringe to measure liquid medication. 

Side effects:

Tramadol can slow or stop your breathing, which could result in death. If you have blue-colored lips, slow breathing with long pauses, or difficulty waking up, the person caring for you should administer naloxone or call 911.

The adverse effects of tramadol can be severe. Immediately contact your doctor if you have:

  • breathing that is loud, shallow, and stops while you are sleeping;
  • a weak or sluggish pulse or heart rate;
  • a feeling of lightheadedness, like you might pass out;
  • convulsions (seizures); or low levels of cortisol, which can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness, or weakness.


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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