Tramadol (TRA)

What is it?

Tramadol is a drug marketed under Ultram as a moderate pain killer. Tramadol can only be obtained through prescription, and doctors will increase or decrease the dosage according to the patient.However, if taken for a prolonged period of time, Tramadol can become addictive.

Tramadol is a centrally-acting synthetic opioid, which works by blocking the way the body senses pain. 

When beginning to stop usage of Tramadol, doctors will slowly taper the pills for a decrease in dosage.Tramadol dependency and tolerance can be easily seen by a decrease in effect with the same dosage, or the need of the drug in order to function properly. 

Common names include:

  • Tramal
  • Ultram
  • Ryzolt

 

What are the health risks?

Short term symptoms

  • Reduction in Pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Changes in mood
  • Headaches

 


 

 

 

Long term effects

  • Dependence upon the drug
  • Tolerance on dosage of drug

 

How is it used?

Tramadol is typically used in pill form when prescribed from doctors, however it can be used to achieve a high by the use of injection or by crushing and snorting. However, when Tramadol is used to achieve a high it is very dangerous and often leads to death. 

 

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  1. http://drugabuse.com/library/tramadol-abuse/
  2. http://www.dependency.net/learn/tramadol/