Tramadol 200 mg
Tramadol 200 mg is a synthetic narcotic drug that is beneficial for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Its brand names include FusePaq, Ryzolt, ConZip, and Ultram. Tramadol is one of the most prescribed medicines in the US, although it is a highly addictive drug. It works by binding to the brain receptors to reduce the feeling of severe pain, as do other opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and Percocet. Along with relieving pain, the medicine may promote calmness and create sedation.
Uses of Tramadol 200 mg
Tramadol is available in two forms, immediate-release and extended-release tablets. The immediate-release formulation dissolves quickly and provides instant effects, while the extended-release formulation stays inside the body for a longer time and is beneficial for around the clock pain management. Tramadol is useful for the pain of an injury, post-trauma illness, surgery, or C Section, but it is important to consult a doctor before using it for pain. For severe pain, Ultram (immediate-release) is highly useful, while the time-release formulation is helpful for chronic pain.
How does Tramadol work
Tramadol 200 mg is the highest strength of this drug, so caution should be taken when using it for pain. The drug works by changing how the mind responds to pain signals, similar to the brain chemicals known as endorphins. When a dose of Tramadol 200 mg is taken, it alters certain substances in the mind which are responsible for receiving pain signals from the body. Frequent consumption of Tramadol may cause dizziness or sedation and may even make a person high.
Tramadol side effects
Tramadol immediate-release may cause dizziness and should not be taken before driving or attending any party. Like other opioids, it may also cause some other side effects which can be prevented by following precautions. Common side effects of Tramadol 200 mg include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, lack of energy, sweating, headache, dry mouth, nausea, flushing, fatigue, stomach cramps, and clammy hands. Severe side effects may include shallow breathing and irregular heartbeat and require critical medical treatment or a call to 911.
Special considerations for Tramadol
When taking Tramadol, extra caution should be taken to ensure a healthy treatment. Precautions and safety measures should be followed, such as not taking Tramadol if there is a head injury, liver or kidney disease; avoiding Tramadol if there is alcohol addiction; taking the lowest possible doses if there is liver or kidney disease; and not taking doses of Tramadol 200 mg in excess as this may cause an overdose.