What Is Tramadol And Why Tramadol Prescribed

What Is Tramadol:

Tramadol sold under the brand name Ultram among others, is an opiod pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately chronic pain or severe pain. When taken by mouth in an immediate-release formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within an hour. It is often combined with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as this is known to improve the efficacy of tramadol in relieving pain.

Tramadol was launched and marketed as “Tramal” by the German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in 1977 in West Germany, and 20 years later it was launched in the UK, US, and Australia. It is marketed under many brand names worldwide.



Why Tramadol Prescribed:

–     treatment of the pain syndrome of average severity caused by the inflammatory, vascular or traumatic diseases.

–     For pain relief during light surgeries and also painful clinic and laboratory diagnostics.

Tramadol (Ultram) is available in 50 mg tablets and also tablets of prolonged action of 100, 150, 200, 250 mg

–     The schedule of the treatment and dosage regimen is indicated for each patient individually according to the general analyses and also the characteristics of the pain syndrome.

–     For pain syndrome of middle severity patients are prescribed 50 mg every 6 hours.

–     The tablets of the prolonged action containing 100 mg or 200 mg of the active component should be used once per 12 hours.

–     The drug is allowed persons older than 14 years old.

–     The maximally allowed daily dose of Tramadol (Ultram) is 400 mg.

–     In exceptional cases the oncological patients are allowed using higher daily doses but only under the supervision of the doctor.

–     The use of the tablets after meals will help to reduce the stomach upset and unpleasant side reactions of digestion organs.


Given the addictive nature of all opioid drugs, it might make sense to class Tramadol as a narcotic. In a legal sense, most opium, opium derivatives, and their semi-synthetic substitutes are already considered narcotics. Furthermore, Tramadol can be addictive and is prone abuse and misuse. One argument that manufacturers of Tramadol is is that the medicine is rarely addictive in people who genuinely need them to control pain, and is slow acting There is an increased risk of opioid-related adverse effects such as respiratory depression, falls, cognitive impairment and sedation.i t is advised that the drug be used with caution in those with liver or kidney failure, due to metabolism in the liver (to desmetramadol) and elimination via the kidneys.