It’s the responsibility of both doctors and patients to ensure safe use when it comes to Tramadol and other prescription painkillers. Tramadol is a narcotic-like painkiller used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is the generic name for Ultram. It’s important to take Tramadol only as directed. Certain precautions are addressed in the prescription’s labeling information to help patients avoid risks and complications. Some patients may not be a good fit for Tramadol therapy, including those who’ve been addicted to or abused drugs or alcohol. Some patients have reported episodes of seizures while on Tramadol, even when taking the recommended dosage. The risk of convulsions may increase among patients with epilepsy, a history of seizures and those who’ve had head trauma. Patients who are prone to addiction, suicidal or who have had emotional disturbances should not use Tramadol. Patients should be honest with doctors about all substances, medications, vitamins and supplements they are taking. Doctors should weigh several factors before prescribing Tramadol, including the type and severity of pain and the patient’s medical history.
Tramadol Precautions Patients Should be Aware:
The potency of Tramadol makes it a target for abuse and illegal diversion. Strong warnings and precautions must be followed in order to avoid problems. The biggest risks involved with the use of Tramadol include physical and psychological dependence, overdose and withdrawal. Overdose can occur if patients take too much Tramadol or if they take it with other central nervous system depressants such as alcohol, other opiates, benzodiazepines and antidepressants. A physical addiction can develop after a tolerance sets in. This is never the fault of the patient. Opiates have a tendency to be habit-forming and with regular use can cause a diminishing of the drug’s effects. It’s at this point that many patients begin to take more and more. Escalating use is dangerous. Patients who develop a physical dependence will experience withdrawal symptoms – some very powerful – once use is stopped suddenly.
Humane Tramadol Detox Can Be Accomplished Quickly
A medical evaluation and detox are necessary in order to reverse opiate dependency. Waismann Method is an industry leader when it comes to safe and successful opiate treatment. Tramadol and other medications can lead to addiction which can be managed in a comfortable and humane manner. We take great care to ensure our patients are thoroughly detoxed so they can return to their lives in days. Our rapid opiate detox occurs in the safety of a hospital where intravenous medications are given while patients are lightly sedated. This takes less than two hours and cleanses the drug from patients’ opiate receptors. Accelerated withdrawal symptoms develop and pass while patients are under general deep sedation. Our compassionate process allows them to essentially skip a painful withdrawal and move forward with recovery. Patients are supervised very closely and their total hospital stay is on average 2 to 3 days. We also offer transitional care at our Domus Retreat.
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