Tramadol for Muscular Pain
Tramadol, marketed under the brand names Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and ConZip, is an orally administered narcotic-like pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Its extended-release tablet formulation is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is required around the clock. Dosages of tramadol should be given as follows. This medication is only available on prescription and must be prescribed by a doctor. The majority of opioid medications have a high risk of addiction; however, the risk of Tramadol addiction is low. The dosage of tramadol depends upon various factors such as age, the level of severity, and a person’s medical history. To reduce the possibility of side effects, a doctor may advise beginning this medication at a low dose and gradually increasing it. It is important to pay close attention to the doctor’s instructions. The maximum recommended daily dose is 100 milligrams, while the maximum recommended dose for people over the age of 75 is 300 milligrams per day. It is important not to increase the dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed. When instructed, discontinue the medication.
Instructions for Taking Tramadol
Tramadol should be taken orally as prescribed by a doctor, usually every 4 to 6 hours for pain relief. It can be taken with or without food. If nausea occurs, taking this medication with food may help. Other ways to reduce nausea include lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible.
Chronic: 25 mg orally every morning at first, then 25-50 mg/day every 3 days, up to 50-100 mg orally every 4-6 hours as needed; no more than 400 mg/day. Acute: 50-100 mg oral dose every 4-6 hours as needed; maximum daily dose is 400 mg. For extended-release: begin with 100 mg orally once daily; gradually increase by 100 mg every 5 days; do not exceed 300 mg/day. Do not chew, crush, split, or dissolve.
The side effects of Tramadol may differ from person to person, even in children. Side effects associated with the use of Tramadol include constipation, nausea, dizziness, vertigo, headache, drowsiness, vomiting, agitation, anxiety, mood swings, euphoria, hallucinations, nervousness, muscle spasms or stiffness, indigestion, weakness, itching, and diarrhea.