Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Tramadol is a strong painkiller from a group of medicines called opiates, or narcotics. It's used to treat moderate to severe pain, for example after an operation or a serious injury. If you have long term pain, your doctor may also prescribe it if weaker painkillers no longer work.
Tramadol does not stop the pain completely, but you will not be able to feel it as much.
Tramadol is available only on prescription. It comes as tablets, capsules and liquid drops that you swallow. It can also be given by injection, but this is usually only done in hospital.
KEY FACT OF TRAMADOL
* It's possible to become addicted to tramadol, but your doctor will explain how to reduce those risks.
* It's best not to drink alcohol with tramadol as you're more likely to get side effects, like feeling sleepy.
EFFECTS OF TRAMADOL
* Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body.
* Changes in mood.
* Dry mouth
ABUSE OF TRAMADOL AND SEXUAL FUNCTION
Tramadol can be a useful medication when used correctly, it can be deadly when ABUSED. Understanding the signs of an overdose and knowing what to do in case of an emergency can be crucial to saving lives.
As a man taking tramadol or an overdose of tramadol before having sex can cause damage to a woman Virginia. OVERDOSE MG: TOLERANCE
Tolerance means the amount of drug that your body is used to. For example, if you regularly take 50 mg of tramadol and suddenly increase to 400 mg, your risk for an overdose increases with immediate effect.
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