- Mode of action
- binds to mu opioid receptors
- inhibits reuptake of noradrenaline and serotonin
- Used for moderate to severe pain including neuropathic pain
- Available in a variety of formulations including 12 hour and 24 hour controlled release tablets
- It is important that controlled release tablets are swallowed whole, and the tablets must not be crushed or chewed
- common side effects of tramadol are:
- sleeep disorder
- itch, rash
- changes in mood
- Tramadol interacts with a number of medications. Some of these include antidepressants, other opioid analgesics, weight loss medication and illicit drugs.
- It is important to consult your doctor and inform them of any medications you are taking.
29 May, 2011