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Tramadol Pain Reliever

Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) is a prescription pain reliever approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This drug is only approved for adults (age 16 and older), and is typically taken every four to six hours as needed.
As a prescription pain reliever, tramadol 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. Tramadol also works in a similar manner as some antidepressant medications by inhibiting the reuptake of certain brain chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine).
Although most people tolerate tramadol well, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and non-prescription medicines), as well as any other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Tramadol for a complete overview of this prescription pain reliever. This article also discusses how tramadol works, potential side effects, and safety concerns to be aware of before using it.)
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