Tramadol works by affecting the opioid receptors in the brain which are responsible for the transmission of pain messages through the body. It also works by affecting certain neurotransmitters that are related to the feeling of pain.
Tramadol 50 mg tablets usually take less than 1 hour to start working, but the effects can be felt after 30 minutes on an empty stomach. This will vary from person to person.
The effects of this medication last for about 4 - 6 hours
This medication can make some patients feel sleepy or dizzy so you should know how it affects you before driving a vehicle.
No, you should avoid using this medication for more than a few weeks. Taking it for longer than this can lead to tolerance. This medication is ideally a short-term solution for pain.
No. If you are breastfeeding you should not take this medication as it can have a harmful effect on an unborn baby.
Alcohol and tramadol should never be combined as they can react with each other and cause more serious side effects.
There are certain medications that cannot be taken at the same time as tramadol tablets. Let your healthcare provider know if you are taking any other medications and avoid those that can interact negatively. Some might need to be taken at different times, without compromising the other.