An oral medication, Tramadol is used to treat any on-going pain, from severe to moderate. This medicine is similar to opioid (narcotic) analgesic medications. Tramadol acts by altering the brain’s stimulation towards pain.
The medicine has been put under the class of centrally acting oral analgesic which composes opioid. Thus, tramadol is a narcotic medicine. A prescription only medicine, Tramadol, unfortunately, received a bad name among the people in the US due to its addiction.
Used for pain treatment in adults where the patient require analgesics (opioid narcotic), the medicine comes with various doses for patients depending on a lot of factors.
Available in both generic and brand, this medicine is an inexpensive way to treat pain and is highly used as compared to other narcotics available. It has been reported that if the drug is consumed for a long time, the patient may start to develop a dependency on it. Though a better option to treat pain, one shouldn’t avoid it due to the fear of addiction.
A specific narcotic medicine, Tramadol has been approved as an opioid to treat pain which is available in several forms and is also combined with acetaminophen. Categorised same as other famous drugs such as hydrocodone, codeine and morphine, Tramadol is an opioid narcotic drug. Generally, it has been observed that the addiction rate of most of the common opioid drugs available is high however the same in terms of Tramadol is not true.
Tramadol is an opioid drug not only blocks the pain but it also stimulates a feeling of pleasure which makes one feel less pain or no pain under the influence since it targets the opioid receptors of the brain. During the action of the medicine, the body experiences a fall in the rate of blood pressure, respiration and body temperature which release stress and further produces relaxation. It further increases dopamine level inhibiting serotonin and norepinephrine.