What is Ultram?
Ultram ® is an opiate analgesic used to manage moderate to moderately severe chronic pain. Furthermore, It is similar to narcotic pain medications because it is an opioid analgesic. Thus, it works on certain nerves in the brain that control how you experience pain. Tramadol is another name sellers use to market the drug. It is also available in extended-release tablet form, for chronic pain that requires round-the-clock treatment. The extended-release formula releases pain medication over the course of the day, so one pill every 24 hours is recommended. However, the manufacturer recommends that no more than 300 mg of Ultram be taken in a day.
Ultram Withdrawal and Side Effects
Side effects include impaired thinking and reaction time. Other effects also include:
- dry mouth
Additionally, the drug’s label warns that patients should taken caution when driving or performing other tasks that require alertness.
Furthermore, patients who stop taking the drug abruptly can experience withdrawal symptoms that also include:
- breathing problems
Dangers of Ultram
Consequently, Ultram can be habit forming. Ultram warnings state patients with addiction issues or who are currently using other drugs, should not use this pain medication. The manufacturer also recommends that people who have been suicidal do not take it.
Drugs you should not take with Ultram also include:
- other narcotic pain relievers
- sedatives or tranquilizers
- street drugs or medicine for depression
- anxiety or mental illness medications
Ultram can also cause seizures and risks may be higher in those who have had a seizure disorder, epilepsy, head injury or a metabolic disorder. Additionally, as with other opiate pain relievers, Ultram should be taken exactly as prescribed and the tablet should not be crushed or mixed with liquid and injected. Also, inhaling or injecting it can cause life-threatening reactions, overdose or death. Ultimately, taking too much of the drug can be fatal, according to the manufacturer.
Signs of Overdose
Overdose symptoms can also include:
- extreme weakness
- shallow breathing
- slow heart beat
- cold or clammy skin
- light headedness
Ultram Treatment Options
Because opiate drugs can lead to addiction and abuse, they should be taken only as prescribed and never shared. Unforunately, the black market for painkillers makes drugs like this a hot commodity. Illicit use of Ultram and other narcotics can be dangerous. Many people who have developed an addiction to opiates delay treatment because of a fear of withdrawal.
Waismann Method® Ultram treatment options are also available for people who need to find a private, safe, medically supervised detox. First, patients are first admitted to their private room in an accredited hospital. Secondly, an infusion of intravenous medications are given to quickly remove the drug from the opiate receptors in the body. Our Ultram medical detox assists patients bypass the very painful withdrawal phase in a medical and humane manner. We also offer Tramadol Detox.