What is Tramadol 50mg?
Tramadol50mg (Ultram 50mg) is a synthetic that is manmade pain reliever. It is an analgesic. The doctors and researchers are unaware of the exact mechanism of the exact mechanism of tramadol action but it is somewhat similar to morphine. Similar to morphine, Tramadol pills bind to the receptors in the brain (opioid or narcotic receptors) which are necessary for the transmission of the pain sensation from throughout the body to the brain.
Just like other narcotics which treat the pain to treat pain the patients taking tramadol may abuse and become addicted to it. Tramadol is like a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which does not have any risk of the increased risk of the ulcer and internal bleeding which may occur with NSAIDs.
What are uses of Tramadol 50mg?
The doctors usually prescribe it to control as well as manage the moderate and moderately severe pain in any part of your body. The extended release tablet of tramadol 50mg are used for moderate to moderately chronic pain who need continuous treatment for extended period.
Ultram medication is not advisable for patients who are younger than 12 years and it is also not recommended for the treatment of pain in case of surgery to remove the tonsils and adrenoids in the children who are 18 years of age. The children who are suffering from overweight or breathing difficulties like severe lung disease or obstructive sleep apnea should avoid tramadol.
It is approved for the treatment in adults when they have pain. it is required when the pain is severe enough requiring opioid analgesic and when other pain do not work or not tolerated. Though acting at the opioid pain receptor the tramadol inhibits uptake of the 2 neurotransmitter namely serotonin and norepinephrine which might adds to its pain relieving effects although the exact process is not known.
In the year 1995 tramadol 50mg medication was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a non controlled analgesic. However, from the year 1995 the changes to the controlled substance status of tramadol have been done because of reports of the drug abuse, criminal version and misuse.
Ultram 50mg tablet prescriptions in the U.S. might only be refilled up to five times within a 6 months period after the date mentioned on the prescription was written. After five refills or after six months whatever occurs first, a new prescription is required. Consult the pharmacist for proper disposal of tramadol or any other opioid that you are prescribed.