Tramadol is the most widely used painkiller in the world. But, tramadol is actually responsible for more deaths than any other drug found on the market.
Millions of people around the world take tramadol every day, to relieve severe pain. Tramadol is actually very similar to analgesics. People are not aware that it is a very dangerous drug because it is a prescription drug.
Tramadol and its availability
This drug is available when prescribed, and should not be taken without a prescription. Unfortunately, the number of people who buy this drug on the black market is increasing every day.
Professor Jack Crane says that a lot of people are going to die if the authorities do not take an action. He adds that Tramadol should be classified as a Class A drug, but until today it is still classified as Class C drug. This action will not lower the use of Tramadol, but it will be a clear warning.
What must you know?
Tramadol should not be taken in a combination with narcotics, sedatives, alcohol and tranquillizers.
You should know that if you change the dose, it can affect your breathing and in some cases, it can even stop you breathing at the moment of usage. So, be very careful and don’t change the dose.
Tramadol is a habit-forming drug.
Remember that you should never share tramadol with anyone else. You should also know that tramadol may lead to addiction, overdose or even death.
Tramadol can have life-threatening effects on the fetus, so pregnant women must be careful.
Tramadol is intended for oral use, so never crush it. Powder from the crashed pills can easily lead to overdose and death if it is inhaled or injected.
Drugs that affect Tramadol
Tramadol can interact with other drugs, which can lead to serious negative side-effects. So, before you start taking this drug, inform your doctor if you are currently using some kind of medications like:
- Narcotic medications
- Sleeping pills or the kind that slows down your breathing
- Drugs that can affect your body’s level of serotonin
- Side effects of Tramadol
- If you notice any signs of allergic reactions to this drug like swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face, difficulty breathing, or hives, immediately seek medical attention.
- You also need to call your doctor if you notice:
- Vomiting, weakness, tiredness, loss of appetite or nausea
- Skin reactions: burning in the eyes, purple or red skin rash, swelling of the face or tongue, skin pain and fever.
This drug is forbidden for children.