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Tramadol Hydrochloride 50mg – Bristol


What is Tramadol Hydrochloride 50mg?

Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It is available in both an immediate release form and an extended-release formulation. The immediate release formulation of tramadol offers pain relief within an hour of its ingestion, while the extended-release formulation has a slower onset of action but it offers round-the-clock pain relief.

Tramadol is indicated for the relief of both acute and chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, tumour, etc.

What is Tramadol 50mg?

Tramadol 50mg is a centrally acting analgesic medication. It works on the brain and dulls its sensation of pain. It is a non-narcotic pain killer and can be used for a long time without getting addicted. Tramadol is sold under the brand name Ultrium.

How Does it Work?

Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic, which means that it relieves pain by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain. It activates opioid receptors and stimulates the release and action of serotonin-norepinephrine to block pain signals and cause pain relief.

Difference between Tramadol and Tramadol hydrochloride 50mg?

  • Tramadol hydrochloride contains the same medication as Tramadol, and they only differ in their mechanism.
  • Tramadol hydrochloride is an extended-release tablet and Tramadol is an instant-release tablet.
  • Tramadol HCL is available in 50, 100, 200, 300 and 400mg.
  • Tramadol HCL is more effective than Tramadol.
  • Both of them are prescribed for moderate to severe pain.
  • Both of them are over-the-counter and opioid medications.
  • For more severe pain like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and chronic back pain, Tramadol HCL is a better option.
  • For short-term pain like after surgery or any injury, Tramadol is the best option.

What Are Tramadol Tablets Used to Treat?

Tramadol is used to treat acute to chronic pain. It belongs to the opioid agonists class of drugs. It works by changing the sensations of pain in the brain. It is similar to a chemical already present in the brain called endorphins. Endorphin binds to the brain’s receptors and decreases the pain message that the brain sends to your body. Tramadol works similarly and helps the patient to reduce pain.

What is the recommended dosage of Tramadol hydrochloride 50mg Bristol?

Tramadol is usually prescribed at a lower dose in the initial stage and gradually increases until the pain is controlled.

Tramadol Dosage for Pain

Adults: 50 to 100mg

Tramadol Dose for Chronic Pain

Extended-release tablets of 100mg are prescribed to adults. The maximum dose that doctors suggest is 300mg.

Conversion from other opioid medicine

If a patient has been prescribed Tramadol and is using any other opioid medication, then they should stop those and convert to Tramadol.

Initial dose: 100mg

After five days, the dose can be increased according to its effect. However, the maximum quantity that can be prescribed is 300mg daily.

What are the side effects of Tramadol hydrochloride 50mg?

Tramadol can cause some common or severe side effects. You should visit your doctor or any nearest emergency if you feel any powerful side effects of Tramadol.

Common side effects are

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

Serious side effects are more likely to develop in elderly patients

  • Heavy breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Lightheadedness
  • Seizures
  • Low cortisol levels

Who should not take Tramadol Hydrochloride 50mg?

While taking Tramadol, you should be careful if you have asthma or other breathing problems and stomach obstruction. You should not take it if you are addicted to alcohol or already using any sedatives, tranquillizers, or other narcotic medication.

Using Tramadol can cause seizures and you have a high chance of getting it if you ever had

  • Head injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Metabolic disorder

To make sure the safe use of Tramadol, you should discuss your all history with your doctor, especially about

  • Breathing issues
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Urination problem
  • Stomach disorder
  • Mental illness
  • Personality disorder


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