* Chemical name - (±)cis-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexanol hydrochloride
* Properties - Tramadol is a off-white crystalline, odourless powder having melting point 180-184° C
Tramadol hydrochloride is used for the management of minor to severe pain of acute and chronic nature in the body of adults. Mainly used in arthritis, pain due to severe accidents. Because it is synthetic derivatives of opioid which after intaking it create euphoric feeling and body become relaxed
Because of its narcotic nature it is habbit forming medication which have so many sides effects on the body.
Common side effects of Tramadol on body
* feeling sleepy and inactive mood
Long term use side effects on body
Tramadol cause seizures in some users. Risk arises in particularly for those with epilepsy, but it can occur in those who have no history of seizures. High dose of Tramadol increase the risk of seizures. Seizures may occur when tramadol is associated with alcohol, some drugs such as tricyclic antidepressants and antipsychotic.
* Adrenal Insufficiency
Adrenal glands are endocrine glands which is responsible for producing a variety of hormones which plays a vital role such as controlling blood pressure and heart rate, maintaining immune system of body. Chronic use of Tramadol diminished the secretion of hormones from adrenal glands which decrease the rate of vital functions of the body.
* Androgen Insufficiency
Androgens are sex hormones particularly testosterone which is responsible for sex characteristics in men like muscles and bones development, strength of bone, reproductive health. Long term use of opioids containing medicine lower the production and level of sex hormones in body and decrease the reproductive health of a men and cause androgen Insufficiency.
* Respiratory Problems
Long term use of opioids like Tramadol can cause slow and shallow breathing. This lead to faintness, confusion. Respiratory Problems is increased when an opioid is used with Alcohol, benzodiazepine.
* Liver and kidney damage
Long term use of Tramadol can damage liver and kidney of a person. Some times high dose of Tramadol may cause liver failure also
Tramadol is used only by alduts not by children lower than 16 years. Tramadol is used only when it is most needed otherwise it is prescribed not to use it or use under doctor's advice. It contains one-tenth of morphine and narcotic in nature so try to avoid use tramadol for minor pain. When pain is severe or chronic only then tramadol is advised to use for anyone. Always use this type of medication under doctor's prescription or advice.