Tramadol is an opioid pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. It works by binding to the mu-opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, which reduces the sensation of pain Tramadol is a pain reliever for moderate to severe pain.
Tramadol is available in immediate-release tablets, extended-release tablets, and capsules. The usual starting dose of immediate-release tramadol is 50mg taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief. The maximum daily dose of tramadol is 400mg.
Like all opioid medications, tramadol has the potential for abuse and dependence. It is important to use tramadol only as prescribed by a healthcare provider and to follow the recommended dosing schedule. Common side effects of tramadol include nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, and headache. If you experience any side effects or have concerns about taking tramadol, you should speak with your healthcare provider.