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Tramadol, commonly prescribed under the name Ultram, is in the opiate family. It is intended to provide relief from moderate to severe pain. Additional brand names include Ryzolt, Conzip, Ultram ER and Ultracet, which is a combination of Tramadol and Acetaminophen. Often implemented in extended-release tablets, Tramadol is frequently used by individuals who need around-the-clock relief of pain. Tramadol doesn't have any common street names but is instead referred to as the "poor man's opioid."

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About Tramadol Drug Test

Tests Which Detect Tramadol

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Intended Effects and Side Effects

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Tramadol is prescribed to eliminate or reduce chronic pain. Those who abuse Tramadol often do so in an effort to gain a gentle and relaxed high. However, when used with other drugs or caffeine, users claim Tramadol causes an energy rush, gives a sense of invulnerability and a warped perception of time.

Side effects:

  • Muscle tightness
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Headache
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Nervousness and agitation
  • Changes in mood
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating and chills
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion or heartburn

Dangers and Overdose

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When used in conjunction with caffeine or other drugs or taken in larger than recommended doses, Tramadol can be dangerous. Common symptoms of an overdose include difficulty breathing, heart attack, seizure, coma, unconsciousness, extreme drowsiness or a decreased pupil size.

Tramadol is considered addictive, which means it can easily become habit-forming. Many individuals begin taking a small dose due to a particular issue and end up having to increase their dosage to continue to feel the effect of the drug. Serious side effects, including death, have been associated with the misuse of Tramadol. These instances often include crushing, chewing, snorting, or combining Tramadol with other substances. Snorting, in particular, is dangerous and has serious consequences.

When Tramadol is being abused, it can seriously affect a work or family environment. A warped sense of time in addition to the dizziness and sleep issues the drugs can cause are dangerous, especially in jobs that involve driving, large machinery, or strict attention to detail. Employers or family members can find out if their employees or loved ones are abusing Tramadol by scheduling a urine or hair follicle drug test.