WHAT IS HEALTHY LIFE?
We all know that to get relief from pain we need the help of painkillers. With this, we also know that these medicines come with adverse effect also. But if we take the medicines with a proper a supervision of a doctor, the ill-effects can be avoided to a greater extent. But still, we will find people abusing or misusing the drug. Everything has its own good as well as a bad effect; all we need to know is how and to how much extent we can use or avail it.
Painkillers are the drugs that give us instant relief form sever pain. These medicines are designed to relieve us from pain. There are times when we get stuck with a terrible attack of pain; during that period, we can grab a painkiller to get relief from pain. Painkillers are available in different forms and in different power levels. Knowing the intensity of our pain, we are prescribed with the dose and the duration.
Tramadol as a pain med
Tramadol is a synthetic pain med which is available in the market as the brand version of Ultram. This painkiller treats moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol can be of your use in driving out chronic as well as acute pain. But like other nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), this pain med does not increase the risk of internal bleeding or like stomach ulcers. But these symptoms are seen prominent in many of the NSAIDs drugs.
Let's peep into a small History of Painkillers
Tracing the history of the pain meds, it is a very long go; but I just have summarized the history into some important and major turning points. This will give you a general as well as a short and crisp idea, as for how the concept of pain meds for healing pain started.
Opiates were used for both medicinal as well as the recreational purpose for thousands of years. The active substance present in opiate is Morphine. Now, Morphine is a very effective and a powerful painkiller but it is very addictive. Back in the sixteenth century, opium prepared in an alcoholic solution, laudanum was used as a painkiller.
During the American, Civil War Morphine was widely used as a painkiller. Morphine was the first extracted from opium in a pure form in the marking of the nineteenth century. After the use of Morphine by the soldiers, they became addicted to the pain med.
In the year 1905, the US Congress banned opium and the year passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, which required labeling of the contents of all the medicines.
Thereafter new painkillers came on the market with approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
This approval was made important for the pain meds as these drugs come with abusive, addictive and dependency properties. Still, we can see people misusing the pain meds.
Tramadol Mechanism of Action
The exact mechanism of the pain med is not yet clearly stated. Doctors and researchers have stated something regarding this pain med. They have said that the painkiller works similar to that of morphine in healing the pain. As all the painkillers work by blocking the sensation of pain from reaching the brain, Tramadol too works in a similar way.
The painkiller binds the receptors in the brain which is responsible for transmitting the sensation of pain from throughout the body to the brain. When a person takes this painkiller, the pain med directly hits or acts on the mu opioid receptor. This then blocks the neurons (which carry signals) form communicating the Pain sensation with the brain.
The effectiveness of the pain med can be seen once the drug gets absorbed into the blood. For example, if a person takes Tramadol 100 mg, this will take its peak say after two hours of consuming the pain med.
The active ingredient present in the pain med is Tramadol Hydrochloride.
The shell of the pain med contains- titanium dioxide indigo carmine, iron oxide, and gelatin
The other ingredients present in the drug are – microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatnised starch, magnesium stearate
The Dosages available in the market
Tramadol is a narcotic as well as a man-made painkiller. The pain med is only available with a proper prescription of the doctor. The pain med is available in the market in various forms such as tablets, suspensions, capsules extended-release, tablets extended- release. It is very important to keep in mind that a person should not go over the board with the medicine.
Tramadol Side Effects
Medicines and side effects are something which is associated. But everything in limit never hampers you. This pain med has some serious side effects if you go over with the medicine. The side-effects of Tramadol are-
• Skin Rashes
• Feeling of nausea
• Stomach upset
• Spinning sensation
• Fast heart rate
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