WHAT IS TRAMADOL (ULTRAM) AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Generic Name: tramadol
Drug Class: Opioid analgesic
Tramadol is an oral medication that helps relieve ongoing moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It is a brain chemical that works to change how your body reacts to pain.
Tramadol is an opioid-like pain relieving oral medication used to treat moderate to severe pain among adults.
The extended-release-tablet formulation of this drug is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock.
The medication is approved by a doctor. It is only available on prescription.
Patients who take this medication must notify their physicians of any issues that arise that result from this medication , and also other unusual effects or signs or symptoms that indicate troublesome side effects.
Care should be taken to ensure this medication is taken exactly as prescribed.
The danger of addiction to most opioid medications is generally quite high. However, the chance of addiction to Tramadol is not high.
Check out the health information for patients leaflet which is included with the prescription of this medicine and every time the prescription is renewed. It is possible that there are new information regarding health.
Dosages of Tramadol Should Be Given As Follows:
Tincture 5-15 drops or 3 drops of extract of fluid.
Adult Dosage Forms & Strengths
Tablet: Schedule IV
Capsule, Extended Release: Schedule IV
Pediatric Dosing Forms & Strengths:
Tablet: Schedule IV
Oral dose 50 mg
Extended-release capsules or oral tablets is not chewed or crushed, divided, or dissolved. It is also used in conjunction with acetaminophen.
Chronic: Take a 25 mg oral dose each morning for the first time; increase by 25-50 mg/day every 3 days to reach 50-100 mg every 4-6 hours depending on the need; do not exceed 400 mg/day.
Acute: 50-100 mg orally doses every 4-6 hours as required Not to exceed 400 mg/day
100 mg daily orally at first; increase to 100 mg/day each day for five days; but not more than 300 mg per day.
Conversion from immediate release to extended release: Round total daily dose down to nearest 100 mg
Do not crush, chew or split.
Severe renal impairment (CrCl less than 30mL/min) Treatment: immediate release 50-100 mg daily orally for 12 hours The extended-release option is not recommended.
Hepatic impairment is severe. Immediate release, 50 mg oral tablets every 12hr; extended-release tablets not recommended
Pediatric Dosage Considerations
Treatment for patients under 17 years of age: Safety and efficacy not established
Treatment for patients 17 years and over (acute) Patients 17 and older (acute): 50 to 100 mg oral tablets every 4-6hr as required; not to exceed 400 mg/day.
Treatment for patients aged 17 or more (chronic) treatment for chronic patients: 25 mg oral tablets every beginning in the morning. Gradually increase by 25-50 mg/day for 3 days in individual doses, up to 50-100 mg every 4-6 hours, if needed in no way exceeding 400 mg/day.
Treatment for those who aren't yet 18 Insufficient safety and effectiveness confirmed. Risks to health.
Geriatric Dosage Forms and Strengths:
Treatment for people who are under 65 Start at the lower portion of the dosage range; not to exceed 300 mg/day if you are older than 75 years old.
Treatment for patients who are younger than 75 years The dose should not exceed 300 mg per day and immediate release; take great caution with the extended-release formulation of this medicine