Tramadol Addiction

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Frequently asked questions

How does Tramadol work?

Tramadol alters the way your brain perceives pain. Tramadol is similar to endorphins, which are brain chemicals. Endorphins bind to receptors (parts of cells that receive a certain substance) in the brain. The pain messages that your body sends to your brain are then reduced by the receptors. Tramadol works in a similar way to reduce the amount of pain that your brain perceives.

Is Tramadol available over-the-counter?

Tramadol is a prescription-only analgesic, which means it cannot be purchased over the counter. It's used to alleviate the pain that won't go away with over-the-counter pain relievers.

What effect does it have on people’s behaviour?

Tramadol has the potential to make people drowsy or disoriented. It's possible that people will look out of it or as if they're falling asleep.

What is the duration of Tramadol’s effects?

The length of time the effects remain and the drug stays in your system is determined by how much you've taken, your size, and any other medications you've taken.

What are Tramadol’s health risks?

  • Tramadol can make it difficult to breathe, which can be dangerous for patients who have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Tramadol should not be used by pregnant women since it is harmful to the developing foetus.
  • Tramadol consumption has been associated with serotonin syndrome. The serotonin receptors are overstimulated in this potentially life-threatening condition. High fever, quick pulse, shivering, sweating, trembling, muscular twitching, agitation, and confusion are all symptoms of serotonin syndrome.
  • Because of the recognised hazards, Tramadol should only be used with explicit medical advice if you have epilepsy.

What are Tramadol’s withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms include:
  • nervous tremors anxiety
  • yawning
  • sweating
  • runny nose
  • sleep disturbance
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • goosebumps
  • restlessness
  • abdominal cramps and muscle spasms

Is it risky to use it with other drugs?

Yes, mixing Tramadol with alcohol for example is harmful. You're more prone to overdose, which can result in a coma, respiratory failure (the inability to breathe), and death.

Is it possible to become addicted to Tramadol?

Tramadol is, without a doubt, addicting. Tramadol might cause cravings and a psychological drive to continue using it over time. After being administered Tramadol to manage physical pain, some people get dependent on it.

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