How to the right Tramadol usage ?
Tramadol is an analgesic combination. It works in certain areas of the brain and the nervous system to decrease pain. The combinations may provide better pain relief than either medicine alone.
Treating short- term (5 days or less) pain in certain patients.
Do not use Tramadol if you are:
• Allergic to this medication.
• You have severe or persistent diarrhoea due to taking an antibiotic.
• You have suicidal thoughts.
• You have the history of drug or alcohol abuse.
• You are intoxicated with alcohol or certain other medicines.
• You have liver problems
• Before taking Tramadol
Some medical conditions may interact with Tramadol so tell your doctor.
• If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are nursing a new -born child.
• If you are taking any other prescription.
• If you have allergies to medicines, foods or other substances.
• If you have recently have had any head injury, brain injury or tumour.
Tramadol side effects
• Burning, itching and redness of the skin
• Chest pain
• Difficulty with swallowing
• Fast heartbeat
• Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue.
• Shortness of breath
• Skin rash, hives, or itching skin
• Tightness in the chest
• Unusual tiredness
• Symptoms of overdose
• Abdominal or stomach pain
• Dark urine
• Difficulty with sleeping
• Profound coma
• Loss of appetite
• Mental changes
• Pale or blue lips, skin, finger nails
• Vomiting of blood
Usual Adult Dose for Pain
• Usual dose 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain
• Maximum dose 8 tablets per day
• Maximum duration 5 days
Each tablet contains Tramadol 37.5 mg. Maximum daily doses are Tramadol 300 mg per day.
Use-For the short-term management of acute pain, use should be limited to 5 days or less.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Pain
Dose selection should be cautious due to a potential for greater sensitivity to adverse events.
Renal Dose Adjustments
Dosing interval increased to every 12 hours.
Maximum dose: 4 tablets per day.
How to use Tramadol
Use Tramadol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Tramadol by mouth with or without food.
Do not take Tramadol for more than 5 days unless advised to do so by your doctor.
Do not take more than 8 tablets per day. Do not take more than 4 tablets per day if you have kidney problems.
If you miss a dose of Tramadol and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Important safety information
Tramadol may cause drowsiness and dizziness. These effects may get worse if you take this medication with alcohol or certain medicines.
Do not drive or perform other unsafe tasks until you know how to react to it.
Tramadol may increase your risk of seizures.
Serotonin syndrome is a possibly fatal syndrome that can be caused by Tramadol-.Your risk may be greater if you take Tramadol with certain other medicines.
Symptoms may include agitation, confusion, hallucinations, coma, fever, fast or irregular heartbeat, tremor, excessive sweating and nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea. Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
Tramadol may cause dizziness, hot weather, exercise or fever may increase this effect.
Use Tramadol cautiously in the case of children and elderly people.
If you suddenly stop taking Tramadol if you suddenly stop taking withdrawal Tramadol you may experience symptoms including anxiety, diarrhoea, fever, runny nose, or sneezing, goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations nausea, and vomiting, pain ,rigid muscles, seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there, shivering or tremors, sweating, and trouble sleeping.