Is Tamol A Risky Pain Medication For You ?

Should we administer pain killers to kids below 18 years of age ?

Tramadol is an extremely strong painkiller given to patients who are in extreme discomfort when other traditional painkillers stop working.

Tramadol and All medications come with a dose of risk. From minor side effects to life-threatening allergic reactions, every decision to take a medication should be made only after the expected benefits are weighed against the known risks.

tramadol was not considered an opiate (like morphine or oxycodone) even though it acted in similar ways. However, because there were cases of abuse and addiction with its use, the thinking and warnings changed. In 2014, the FDA designated tramadol as a controlled substance. This means that although it may have accepted use in medical care, it also has potential for abuse or addiction and therefore is more tightly regulated.

Compared with other controlled substances, tramadol is at the safer end of the spectrum. Heroin and OxyContin is a Schedule II drug (it also has high abuse potential.

Tamol-x 225mg is considered useful as a pain reliever with a low potential for abuse.

Despite these concerns, tramadol is one of many common treatments recommended for osteoarthritis and other painful conditions. Several professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, include it in their guidelines as a recommended drug for osteoarthritis.

.If you take/buy tramadol, talk to your doctor about this study. While the higher rates of death among tramadol users is worrisome, it’s not clear that tramadol is the actual culprit.

What is Tramadol prescribed for,

Tramadol is quite often given to patients who might be in pain after major surgery or to people who have long-term conditions such as arthritis.

It is available by prescription only and comes in tablet, capsule and liquid drops that you swallow.

It works by stopping pain signals from travelling along the nerves to the brain to ease any discomfort a person might be feeling.

How long does Tamol x Tramadol stay in the body?

Urine

2h after ingestion, test shows positive.

(shows positive up to 2d)


Blood

1h after ingestion, test shows positive.

(stays in the blood up to 1d)


Saliva

1h after ingestion, test shows positive.

(shows positive up to 1d)

Dependence on tramadol

Taking tramadol long-term can lead to dependence on tramadol or tramadol addiction. What’s the difference? We explore here, and inform you on how to treat tramadol dependence.

Are you concerned about developing a dependence on tramadol?

Developing physical dependence on tramadol is a normal part of how tramadol works. But are you worried you might be addicted to tramadol and wonder, “Can I just stop taking tramadol?” In this article, we’ll explore tramadol dependence vs. addiction to tramadol, and the different strategies used to treat both. Your questions about tramadol are welcomed at the end.

What is dependence on tramadol?

Tramadol dependence is a serious problem that occurs after taking tramadol regularly over time. While immediate release tramadol duration of action is only around 6-8 hours, you can start to need to take tramadol to feel “normal” after weeks of use. In other words, while tramadol is less habit-forming than many other opioids, taking tramadol long term or in high doses will cause you to develop a tolerance – the need to take higher doses for the same effects – and dependence. When you’re dependent on a medication you won’t be able to stop taking it abruptly without withdrawal symptoms. So how and why does dependence occur?

Long-term use of tramadol causes changes in brain chemical systems and circuits. In other words, the brain adapts to constant influx of tramadol by self-adjusting and “slowing down” some processes and “speeding up” some others. When you stop taking tramadol, or significantly lower tramadol dosage, the brain, which has become dependent on tramadol and has adapted to its presence, goes into “over drive”. This is why you go through withdrawal.

Tramadol dependence time: How long to be dependent on tramadol ?

If you’re given tramadol for short-term pain relief, such as treatment for a minor injury, illness, or medical procedure, you won’t be taking tramadol long enough to develop a dependence. Typically, it takes about 3-4 weeks of continuous use for someone to become tramadol dependent. The longer you take tramadol and the higher the dose, the more likely you are to develop a dependence.

Dependence on tramadol symptoms

Although dependence on tramadol symptoms symptoms may seem frightening, they don’t necessarily indicate an addiction to the pain medication. Your body is simply used to having tramadol in your system. The main symptoms of a tramadol dependence are:

  1. needing larger doses for effective pain relief (tolerance)
  2. experiencing withdrawals when stopping the medication
  3. the physical need to take tramadol every day
Treating physical dependence on tramadol

How can you treat tramadol dependence? A physical dependence on tramadol can be unpleasant if you no longer need to take tramadol or don’t have a prescription for tramadol and can’t access more of the medication. However, the withdrawal symptoms from tramadol are usually milder than on other opioid medications. Doctors will treat a physical tramadol dependence by gradually lowering your dose over a period of days or weeks, so that your body can slowly adjust to not having the medication in your system. And we recommend that you always seek medical advice when considering treating physical dependence on tramadol.

Tramadol dependence withdrawal

Tramadol withdrawal is pretty unpleasant and can cause:

  • mood changes
  • insomnia
  • panic attacks
  • abdominal pain

The only way to treat tramadol withdrawal is ask for medical supervision from your prescribing doctor or a detox clinic. If you no longer want to continue taking tramadol, most experts recommend gradually decreasing your dosage until you can safely go off the medication. If this is not an option, you will eventually stop having withdrawal symptoms, but it can take days or weeks.

Tramadol dependence vs addiction

Tramadol dependence is clinically different from a tramadol addiction. An addiction to tramadol may present the same physical symptoms as dependence, but also comes along with psychological symptoms. These include drug cravings and compulsive tramadol seeking and use despite negative life consequences. You’re more likely to become addicted to tramadol is you’re taking it in a manner other than it would normally be prescribed – such as taking very large doses, or snorting tramadol rather than taking it orally.

Treating psychological dependence on tramadol

A psychological dependence on tramadol occurs when tramadol dependence crosses the line into addiction. If you’re psychologically dependent on tramadol, you will:

  • be unable to cope with stress or day-to-day life without taking tramadol
  • feel a compulsive need to use tramadol
  • feel strong cravings for tramadol
  • continue taking tramadol even if it has negative consequences

A psychological dependence on tramadol is much more difficult to treat than a physical dependence. You may need to see a therapist specializing in addiction, join a support group, or ask your doctor about medical interventions to help you break the cycle of tramadol addiction.