What is tramadol?
Tramadol is a narcotic-like powerful painkiller that works by directly acting in the central nervous system. It belongs to the group of synthetic opioid analgesics. It is commonly used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It is available in different forms in the market under different brand names.
FDA approved tramadol in 1995.
Is tramadol over the counter drug?
No, Tramadol is not an over the counter medication. Due to its high misuse and addictive profile, Tramadol can only be bought and used with doctor’s prescription and consultation.
How to use tramadol?
Tramadol is available in different forms under different brand names. Some of the common types are:
Injections for intramuscular of slow intravenous use
Tablets for oral use.
Injectable forms are only used by medical professionals when in need. It can be given intramuscular or intravenous depending on the situation.
Oral tablets are prescribed when the patient can tolerate the drug orally and requires long-term therapy of the drug.
How does tramadol work?
Tramadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic. It works by inhibiting the reuptake of noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors as a result of which monoaminergic spinal inhibition of pain is activated.