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How Does Rybix ODT Work?As mentioned, Rybix ODT contains tramadol, a drug that is classified as a "centrally acting opioid analgesic." This means that it works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), acts much like morphine in the body, and relieves pain. And like morphine, Rybix ODT binds to certain opioid receptors in the body known as μ ("mu") receptors.
When and How to Take ItGeneral considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Rybix ODT include the following:
- Rybix ODT comes in the form of orally disintegrating tablets. It is usually taken two to four times per day.
- This medication can be taken with or without food.
- Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet. Instead, simply place it on your tongue, where it will dissolve within a minute or so, and then swallow, with or without water.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Rybix ODT.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking Rybix ODT, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks (see Tramadol Withdrawal).