Tramadol is a narcotic pain reliever classified as an opiate and you can only order tramadol online or from a pharmacy with a prescription. Tramadol is a commonly prescribed pain reliever for the relief of moderate to severely moderate pain and discomfort such as post-operative pain, chronic pain as associated with cancer or other pain-causing condition or following a severe injury.
Tramadol comes in tablet form, which is to be taken by mouth. Because it is a narcotic pain reliever, tramadol can be addicting or habit forming. Common side effects associated with tramadol include dizziness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, sweating or flushing, and mood swings. Less common side effects that should be reported to your doctor include signs of an allergic reaction, increased heart rate, fainting, seizures, and flu-like symptoms. You should discuss previous adverse reactions to medications with your doctor before he or she prescribes tramadol. Tell your doctor of any medications, vitamins, or dietary supplements you may already be taking as well as disclose any medical conditions in your medical history.
Do not try to order tramadol online or obtain tramadol without a prescription and do not take tramadol without first consulting a doctor. Narcotic pain relievers can cause dependency and withdraw symptoms can be severe. Your doctor may recommend a gradual decrease in dosage before stopping tramadol. An overdose of tramadol can occur if you take it in doses that are not prescribed for you and you should avoid taking tramadol prescribed for another patient. A suspected overdose of tramadol requires immediate medical attention and can be lethal. Indications of a possible overdose of tramadol or any other narcotic pain reliever include confusion, unconsciousness, coma, seizure, or heart attack. If you suspect overdose, do not call poison control – call 911.
Tramadol is an effective reliever of moderate pain caused by certain circumstances and works well for short-term relief as needed, but should always be taken under the supervision of a doctor. If tramadol is not effectively controlling acute pain as prescribed, talk to your doctor so he can further evaluate your condition.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.