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Tramal

Tramal

Tramal is a brand of generic tramadol. It is a prescription medicine that belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Tramal is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It prevents or inhibits the transmission of pain signals to the brain, which reduces the pain. Tramal is available in the form of tablets and oral drops, and contains the active ingredient tramadol.

What is Tramal®?

Tramal is a brand of generic tramadol. It is a prescription medicine that belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Tramal is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It prevents or inhibits the transmission of pain signals to the brain, which reduces the pain. Tramal is available in the form of tablets and oral drops, and contains the active ingredient tramadol.

What is it used for?

Tramal is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as severe back pain, nerve pain and arthrosis.

How to use Tramal

Tramal tablets are swallowed whole, without chewing, with some water. The oral drops should also be taken with plenty of water or other fluids. Tramal may be taken at any time of the day, with or without food, but should be taken consistently at the same time each day. The dosage is determined by a doctor based on the symptoms. Always follow the prescription exactly and do not use this medicine for longer than prescribed. When Tramal is used for a long time it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence.

Dosage

It is recommended to start with the lowest dose. The usual dose is 50 mg, twice daily. In cases of chronic pain, the dose can be adjusted from time to time according to the patient’s needs. Tramal provides four to eight hours of pain relief.

Side effects

Tramal may cause side effects. A possible side effect is an increased risk of mental or physical dependence. Tramal should also not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: anticonvulsants, cough suppressants, other painkillers including Pentazocine, Buprenorphine, Nalmefene and Nalbuphine, soporifics, antidepressants and medicines that affect the ability to react. Common side effects

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation (infrequent or difficult bowel movements)

Less common side effects include tachycardia (increased heart rate), blood pressure swings, loss of appetite, poor concentration, insomnia, respiratory problems, skin rash and allergic reactions. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects and risks.

Not to be used in

People who are hypersensitive to Tramal or allergic to any of its active ingredients, and people who are under the influence of (intoxicated with) alcohol, drugs or sleeping tablets. This medicine should also not be used in combination with medicines that act on the brain, such as antidepressants.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Do not use Tramal if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as Tramal may affect your ability to react. Alcohol is known to intensify the effects of Tramal and increase the chance of side effects. You should therefore avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.